NYS Field Crops Weekly Pest REport - Evaluation
Wise, Ken; Dennis, Julie; Waldron, J. Keith
The NYS Field Crop Weekly Pest Report provides timely pest information to field crop extension educators. The report compiles weekly pest and crop observations collected by field crop extension personnel across NYS. In addition, the weekly report provides a vehicle to disseminate other relevant IPM information such as pest identification, scouting techniques and a calendar with suggestions for pest management activities. The pest report is distributed to clientele via the Cornell In-house Field Crops List Serve and Cornell Field Crop List Serve. The audiences that subscribe to these list-servers include: Extension Educators, crop consultants, growers, agribusiness, and Cornell University Faculty. Seventeen NYS Weekly Pest Reports were published in 2007. Extension Educators and crop consultants utilize the Weekly Report as an overview of timely pest information, and have found the report useful in alerting their local clientele regarding pest management issues. About 200 people receive the pest report as an email from our Cornell University based list server. Many of the articles from the report were used in extension newsletters that reached at least 7,100 people.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Crops; Communication