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Pesticide Risk Mitigation Engine

Citation: Guzy M.R., Jepson P.C., Mineau, P., Kegley, S. 2014. The agricultural pesticide use risk assessment tool at Oregon State University, Integrated Plant Protection Center and Biological and Ecological Engineering, 2008-2014.

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. IpmPRiME 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.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Project Partners Project Contributors
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Pierre Mineau Consulting
  • Pesticide Research Institute
  • PDC Pesticide Data Central Logo
Project Partners 2008-2011 Project Contributors 2008-2011
  • Oregon State University
  • IPM Institute of North America
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • BCS-Ecologic
  • Pierre Mineau Consulting
  • Pesticide Research Institute
  • Waterborne Environmental


This project is made possible by contributions from:

  • USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants Program
  • Unilever
  • 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

The following collaborators have provided in-kind support in the development of PRiME:

  • BCS-Ecologic
  • Environment Canada (2008 - April 2012)
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Pesticide Research Institute
  • The Organic Center