49. USING DATA FROM THE NATIONAL PESTICIDE INFORMATION
RETRIEVAL SYSTEM (NPIRS) TO ASSIST IN PESTICIDE RESEARCH. Susan E.
Carol A. Duane, Ricerca, Inc., P. 0. Box 1000, Painesville, OH 44077-1000, Victoria J. Cassens, Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems, Purdue University, 1231 Cumberland Ave., Suite A, West Lafayette, IN 47906.
The Pesticide Product Database and the Pesticide Document Management System Database (PDMS), available through NPIRS, can be used to assist in agrochemical research and registration. The query methods and various output options will be looked at in detail. Additionally, examples will be presented on how the information can be used in designing studies for pesticide registration, locating suppliers of technical material, identifying competitive products, determining a product's registration status and for monitoring a competitor's activities.