Maine Revised Statutes

§2401. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).]

1. Integrated pest management.  "Integrated pest management" means the selection, integration and implementation of pest damage prevention and control based on predicted socioeconomic and ecological consequences, including:
A. Understanding the system in which the pest exists; [1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).]
B. Establishing dynamic economic or aesthetic injury thresholds and determining whether the organism or organism complex warrants control; [1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).]
C. Monitoring pests and natural enemies; [1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).]
D. When needed, selecting the appropriate system of cultural, mechanical, genetic, including resistant cultivars, biological or chemical prevention techniques or controls for desired suppression; and [1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).]
E. Systematically evaluating the pest management approaches utilized. [1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW) .]
1991, c. 609, §2 (NEW).