Surveys show that New York fresh market sweet corn growers increase adoption of IPM practices
Surveys of fresh market sweet corn growers Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices were conducted in 1995 and 2002. The surveys were based on IPM Elements developed in order to define and document the practice of IPM in New York. Graphical comparison of the results of the two surveys indicate that fresh market sweet corn growers have increased their adoption of IPM practices over the 7 year interval between the surveys. Grower education in sweet corn IPM and marketplace demands for documented IPM products that occurred during the time between the surveys may have contributed to the increased IPM practice growers reported.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Sweet Corn; Communication; Vegetables