Promoting IPM Strategies that Enhance Natural Enemies in Vegetable Gardens
Brewer, Lori; Gabriel, Steve
CCE educators and Master Gardener Volunteers expressed a need for enhanced literacy in insect identification and resources to aid understanding and promotion of biological control strategies. We have begun a statewide educational campaign around the theme “Beneficial Insects” that would address this need and IPM priorities including: developing innovative educational materials inclusive of multiple media and languages in collaboration with Cornell experts and students; regional train-the-trainer workshops for county-based educators and volunteers; and support for CCE county programs to raise public awareness about beneficial insects and adoption of IPM strategies that enhance natural enemies in vegetable gardens.
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Gardening