Pesticide Risk Mitigation Engine
Pesticides are critical tools for food and fiber production. Pesticide risks are
real but can be carefully managed to minimize adverse impacts. Much progress has
been made to reduce pesticide risks, including many new reduced-risk products and
proven mitigation strategies, and ready access to this information will help reduce
adverse impacts and improve environmental stewardship.
The PRiME project began in 2008 with primary funding from the NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant program. PRiME is a user-friendly, innovative online tool that ranks pesticide products for impacts on birds, earthworms, small mammals, aquatic ecosystems and worker/bystander health and safety. This tool applies best available science to permit producers, advisors and regulatory professionals to compare different pest management scenarios for any commodity and select options with the fewest potential environmental and health hazards.
PRiME’s product database contains nearly all pesticide products registered for agricultural use in the US and we plan to incorporate new products and active ingredients on an ongoing basis. The current version of our tool, PRiME-beta, does not account for site-specific soil characteristics, mitigation features or sensitive sites. These features are currently in development. Keep visiting this website for more updates.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
- Oregon State University
- Pierre Mineau Consulting
- Pesticide Research Institute
- Waterborne Environmental
- Natural Resources Defense Council
- IPM Institute of North America
This project is made possible by contributions from:
- USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants Program
- General Mills
- US EPA Region V
- US EPA Region X
- USDA-North Central IPM Center
- USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
- Great Lakes Protection Fund
- USDA-Risk Management Agency
A special account has been set up to accept contributions for the tool. The IPM
Institute of North America is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Your contribution
may be tax deductable.
To make a contribution, or for more information, contact:
IPM Institute of North America, Inc.