Clips ‘N Cuts: Unique Delivery of Lawn Care Advice to Reduce Reliance on Pesticides
Lawns comprise the largest single agricultural land use in NY and are maintained by the homeowner/resident with information often garnered from radio, television and garden center staff. Recent surveys indicate a growing number of Extension Educators do not have the expertise to advise the public about basic lawn care. The goal of this project was to distribute a weekly e-newsletter to deliver “just-in-time” information to enhance county educators’ ability to answer lawn care questions and over time reduce their clients’ use of pesticides. While survey results and feedback were generally positive, overall participation was low and suggests other methods of providing lawn care information may be more effective.
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Landscapes; Turfgrass