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Acronyms Commonly Used in the Southern Region IPM Center

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1864s Land grant institutions established by the Morrill Act of 1864 (at least one in every state)
1890s Land grant institutions of higher learning that are historically black and were founded by the second Morrill Act, 1890
1994s Historically Native American institutions of higher learning
AA Administrative Advisor; an experiment station director who has been assigned to work with a multistate research project
AC Advisory Council (the Northeastern and Southern Regions have Advisory Councils)
AIMS Agriculture Internet Monitoring System
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
AREERA     Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act of 1998 (the 1998 Farm Bill)
ARS Agricultural Research Service; the in-house research unit within USDA
BATS Biological Analysis and Taxonomic Support
BOAA Board on Agriculture Assembly (the agricultural division of NASULGC)
CABI Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International
CAR Crops at Risk (section 406 grants program through USDA CSREES)
CARAT Committee to Advise on Reassessment and Transition (established by EPA and USDA to advise on strategic approaches to planning, transition, and tolerance reassessment for pesticides as required by the FQPA)
CES Cooperative Extension Service
CIPM Center for Integrated Pest Management
CRIS Current Research Information System (program within CSREES/USDA that tracks research projects within land grant and USDA agencies
CPHST Center For Plant Health Science Technology
CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA
CWG Commodity Working Group (now IPM Working Group)
ECOP Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (part of the BOAA in NASULGC)
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EQIP Environmental Quality Incentives Program
ERS Economic Research Service
ESA Entomological Society of America
ESCOP Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (part of the BOAA in NASULGC)
ESS Experiment Station Section of the BOAA
FFY Federal fiscal year
FQPA Food Quality Protection Act
FTE Full-time equivalent
FY Fiscal year
GAO General Accounting Office
GO-IPM Green house and Ornamentals IPM (a commodity working group with NEIPMC)
GPDD Global Pesticide Disease Database
GPRA Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
Hatch Funds Federal funds administered by experiment stations. The Hatch Act of 1887 established SAES and provided a mechanism for allocation federal support. Hatch Funds are also known as Formula Funds
IFAFS Initiative for Future Agriculture and Food Systems (grants program through USDA CSREES)
IN project     Information Network Project (now State Network Projects)
IPM Integrated Pest Management
IS International Services
IRAC Insecticide Resistance Action Committee
IWG IPM Working Groups (formerly CWG)
LGU Land Grant University
MRP Multi-state Research Project, a coordinated research project between two or more experiment stations that is partially supported by a designated portion of Hatch Funds call Multi-state Research Funds
NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service
NASULGC National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
NCIPMC North Central Integrated Pest Management Center
NCPMC North Central Pest Management Center (the original Center name, now IPM Center)
NCR201 North Central Regional IPM Committee
NEIPMC Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center
NEPMC Northeastern Pest Management Center (the original Center name, now IPM Center)
NEPMNet New England Pest Management Network (information network project with NEIPMC)
NERA Northeast Research Association
NEREAP Northeast Research, Extension and Academic Programs Committee
NEWA Northeast Weather Association
NFIPME National Foundation on IPM Education
NJinPAS New Jersey Information Network for Pesticides and Alternative Strategies
NPL Nationsl Program Leader
NRCS Natural Resource Conservation Service
NRI National Research Initiative (grants program through USDA CSREES)
OMB Office of Management and Budget
OPIS Offshore Pest Information System
OPMP Office of Pest Management Policy (part of USDA)
OPP Office of Pesticide Programs (part of EPA)
OPs Organophosphate pesticides
PAS Phytosanitary Alert System
PAT Pesticide applicator training
PD Project Director
PEAP Pesticide Education and Assessment Programs
PESP Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (a public-private partnership connected to EPA)
PI Principle investigator
PIAP Pesticide Impact Assessment Program (coordinated through USDA and states; established to promote informed regulatory decisions on registered pesticides)
PMAP Pest Management Alternatives Program (a grants program with USDA)
PMSP Pest Management Strategic Plan
PPQ Plant Protection and Quarantine
RABID Risk Analysis Biological Informational Database
RAMP Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program (section 406 grants program through USDA CSREES)
RIPM Regional Integrated Pest Management
RFA Request for applications (formerly called RFPs; the federal government revised the term to RFA in 2001)
RFP Request for proposals
SAES State Agricultural Experiment Station(s)
SARE Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program
SC Steering Committee (all four regions have steering committees)
SERA003 Southern Extension and Research Activities-Information Exchange Group
SLA State Lead Agency
SNP State Network Projects
SRIPMC Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center
SRPMC Southern Region Pest Management Center (the original Center name, now IPM Center)
SWAPA Soil, water, animals, plants, and air
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (a tool for program analysis/planning)
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
WERA-069 Coordination of Integrated Pest Management Research & Extension/Educational Programs for the Western United States & Pacific
WIPMC Western Integrated Pest Management Center
WPMC Western Pest Management Center (the original Center name, now IPM Center)
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Last updated: April 25, 2014