Oregon Statutes - Chapter 634 - Pesticide Control - Section 634.650 - Definitions for ORS 634.650 to 634.665.

As used in ORS 634.650 to 634.665:

(1) “Integrated pest management” means a coordinated decision-making and action process that uses the most appropriate pest control methods and strategy in an environmentally and economically sound manner to meet agency pest management objectives. The elements of integrated pest management include:

(a) Preventing pest problems;

(b) Monitoring for the presence of pests and pest damage;

(c) Establishing the density of the pest population, which may be set at zero, that can be tolerated or correlated with a damage level sufficient to warrant treatment of the problem based on health, public safety, economic or aesthetic thresholds;

(d) Treating pest problems to reduce populations below those levels established by damage thresholds using strategies that may include biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical control methods and that shall consider human health, ecological impact, feasibility and cost effectiveness; and

(e) Evaluating the effects and efficacy of pest treatments.

(2) “Pest” means any vertebrate or invertebrate animal, pathogen, parasitic plant, weed or similar or allied organism which can cause disease or damage to crops, trees, shrubs, grasses or other plants, humans, animals or property. [1991 c.943 §1]

Note: 634.650 to 634.665 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 634 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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