As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seeks comments by May 26 on a draft proposal for a new ISO field of technical activity on integrated pest management in crop production processes.
The scope of the activity includes management services, effectiveness assessments, testing and analysis, and other related standards involved in the process of monitoring and forecasting; prevention and control; and emergency measures in integrated pest management for crops (IPM).
Crops are not only the essential sources of food supplies for all countries, but also provide raw materials for industrialization. As such, crop disease and pests pose a threat to global food security, economic development, and the ecological environment. Both developed and developing countries have formulated and issued laws, regulations, or technical guidelines related to crop pests and diseases. The proposed technical activity would support coordination of IPM practices and methods, as well as scientific, reasonable, and widely used general standards that promote industrial development, technological innovation, and trade.
Learn more in the draft proposal.
Comments on this proposal should be submitted to Steven Cornish, ANSI senior director of international policy and strategy, at email@example.com by May 26, 2023.