An On-Farm Soybean IPM Education Program
Stavisky, Julie; Wise, Ken; Waldron, Keith
New pest challenges in soybeans led to the development of an on-farm, season-long soybean IPM education program based on the TAg Team model in 2005. Three soybean TAg teams were established. Participants learned to identify and manage key pests. An emphasis was placed on learning plant growth stages to help participants understand the vulnerable stages in plant growth and development, and to correctly time management actions. As a result of our IPM educational efforts through soybean TAg team participation, producers are more vigilant than ever toward pests in their soybeans and are better equipped to reduce environmental and economic risks associated with pest management.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Crops; Soybeans; Communication