Development and Demonstration of an IPM Protocol for Fresh Market and Processing Tomatoes
1. Revise the IPM protocols developed last season based on our field experiences and on new information obtained since that time. 2. Set up side-by-side demonstrations at five locations comparing grower practices with the IPM protocols. 3. Identify needed improvements in the protocol to incorporate in future versions. 4. Evaluate tomato quality at harvest, number of insecticide and fungicide sprays, environmental impact, and cost of adopting IPM practices compared with the growers' current practices.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Tomatoes