ORS 634.650¹
Definitions for ORS 634.650 to 634.665

As used in ORS 634.650 (Definitions for ORS 634.650 to 634.665) to 634.665 (Agencies and universities to provide personnel training):

(1) “Integrated pest management” means a science-based decision-making process that:

(a) Identifies and reduces risks from pests and from pest management-related strategies;

(b) Coordinates the use of pest biology, environmental information and comprehensive technology to prevent unacceptable levels of pest damage by economical means and poses the least possible risk to people, property, resources and the environment; and

(c) Uses a pest management approach that focuses on the prevention of pests through a combination of techniques that may include, but need not be limited to:

(A) Surveillance and monitoring;

(B) Early detection and rapid response;

(C) Mechanical control;

(D) The selective use of pesticides;

(E) Cultural practices;

(F) Modified land management;

(G) Biological controls;

(H) Evaluation of the effects and efficacy of pest treatments; and

(I) Control practices selected and applied to achieve desired pest management objectives in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, nontarget organisms, native fish and wildlife habitat, watersheds and the environment.

(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; 2013 c.289 §4]

Note: 634.650 (Definitions for ORS 634.650 to 634.665) to 634.665 (Agencies and universities to provide personnel training) 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.

Chapter 634

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 573 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County ac­tion to regulate pest­i­cides, (1980) Vol 41, p 21

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 634—Pesticide Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors634.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 634, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano634.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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