IPM Implementation Project - Continuing Using NEWA Internet Resources To Increase Use of Onion IPM
MacNeil, Carol R.; Gibbons, John P.
Growers on 5 onion farms received a review on how to access information from NEWA and they were assisted in incorporating NEWA disease and weather forecasts, as well as field scouting, into their crop protection decision-making process. The wet season and significant disease pressure were motivating factors in their use of the onion disease and weather forecasts. The Modified Blight Alert and the Michigan Botrytis Forecast numbers were impressive and the growers took the disease pressure seriously. One of the 5 growers never participated in an onion IPM program before.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Onions; Weather Forecasting; Communication