Greenhouse IPM Advancement
Couch, Gary; Lamb, Elizabeth; Eshenaur, Brian
The NY Farm Viability Institute funded a 2 year project designed to evaluate current pest management practices, formulate a plan to improve those practices and measure the economic and environmental impact of adopted changes. In Year 1 (2007) the cooperating growers incorporated a number of procedural changes and attended a variety of educational events. Written plans for Year 2 (2008) are in various states of development and will be completed in early 2008. Plans include improved scouting/record keeping and targeted plans for specific pests emphasize the use of biocontrols and least-toxic materials. Growers will be assisted in carrying out those plans and results will be reviewed and reported at the end of the 2008 growing season.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Greenhouse; Ornamentals