Using NEWA Internet Resources To Increase Use of Onion IPM
MacNeil, Carol R.; Gibbons, John P.
Growers on 5 onion farms were taught how to access information from NEWA and 4 were assisted in incorporating NEWA disease and weather forecasts, as well as field scouting, into their crop protection decision-making process. This helped them fine-tune their pesticide applications and to reduce the risks of crop loss from pests. It is expected that they would make more use of NEWA in a year with normal/excess rainfall. Two of the 4 growers never participated in an onion IPM program before.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Weather Forecasting; Communication; Vegetables; Onions