Expanding the Implementation of Integrated Pest Management and Integrated Cropping Management through the Use of Host Farms (public meetings) and Improved Use of Communication Technology
Miller, Jeffrey; Dennis, Michael
CCE of Oneida County has used the IPM TAG Team approach from 1990-1996 + 2000 as a vehicle to teach Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Crop Management (ICM) principles and to provide critical information on crop conditions and pest infestations to participants through small group meetings. This approach has provided enormous benefits to participants. Participants have received critical information that helped them to reduce or avoid crop loss. They also received training to help them apply IPM and ICM techniques and principles to the management of their field crop enterprises, thus improving their profitability while minimizing environmental risks. Unfortunately, the number of producers that participate may limit the benefits of this approach. Only a few farmers can participate in this intensive type of program each year. The goal of this project is to greatly expand the group of producers receiving this information through the use of on-farm demonstrations (public meetings) coupled with the use of new communication technologies and key volunteers in the farm community.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Communication; Field Crops; Field Corn; Alfalfa
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