Tactical Agriculture (TAg)-Lewis County 2004
Beckman, Jennifer; Wise, Ken
The Tactical Agriculture (TAg) program is an experiential, hands-on training program in integrated pest and crop management for field crop producers, and other agribusiness personnel, that has been active in New York State since 1990. The TAg program teaches field crop producers to better manage field crops, protect the environment and reduce health risks associated with production agriculture. Participants are actively integrated into the growing-season-long program, which focuses on the collection of data from their fields in conjunction with meetings to discuss critical pest and crop management issues that arise during the growing season. In 2004, we implemented TAg program in Lewis County. This TAg team consisted of 4 field crop producers and 3 crop consultants. Collectively, this years grower participants are expected to utilize their IPM and ICM training on the approximately 555 acres corn silage, 105 acres corn grain, 532 acres alfalfa, and 275 acre forage grass for a total of 1467 acres of field crops they manage.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Crops; Field Corn; Alfalfa; Pasture; Communication