We coordinate our programs and existing regional pest management programs in each state including:
Regulatory Science Network
The primary function of the Regulatory Science Network is to help to inform Federal regulatory agencies regarding IPM practices and strategies in the region. Frequently, these responses involve responding to requests of information on pesticide-use by growers/farmers. The information is gathered from experts (typically Extension Specialists) across the region, summarized, and sent to Federal partners (USDA-OPMP and EPA) in order to better inform Federal regulatory decisions.
The Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Director (SAAESD) and The Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (ASRED) are the Center’s primary links to administration of the Land-grant system in the Southern region.