NYS Field Crops Weekly Pest Report - Evaluation 2005
Wise, Ken; Stavisky, Julie; Waldron, Keith
The purpose of the NYS Field Crop Weekly Pest Report is to provide 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 via the Cornell University Field Crops Staff List Serve and the Cornell In-house Field Crops List Serve. Twenty-two NYS Weekly Pest Reports were published in 2005. Extension Educators 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. This report details the results of a survey sent to field crop extension educators at the conclusion of the 2005 growing season to measure the impact of the weekly pest report.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Crops; Communication