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Pesticide News Story: Partnership Grants Demonstrate Integrated Pest Management

For Release: January 20, 2010

EPA has awarded grants totaling nearly $1 million for projects that promote agricultural and community-based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to pesticide risk-reduction. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. The grants will support a number of diverse activities, including: research, demonstration of innovative IPM practices, technologies, training of new IPM coaches, outreach, and multilingual education programs. In selecting grant awards, EPA emphasized projects that address:

The funding for these grants was authorized by the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act. Grants were awarded by the Office of Pesticide Programs, Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division, for a two-year period of performance to the following four organizations:

For more information about these grants, please visit the PRIA2 Partnership Grants Web site.

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