Dry Bean IPM on Farm Demonstrations 2017
IPM practices in dry beans were demonstrated at three different fields on two farms this year. For each farm, data on pest levels, pesticide use, and damage at harvest were collected. Each field was scouted weekly for insect and disease pests. Disease samples were brought to Cornell’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic for identification. Growers received weekly scouting reports and treatment recommendations. At the end of the season a harvest evaluation was conducted. The overall EIQ (Environmental Impact Quotient) for each farm was also calculated. For all three fields the growers reported that having someone scout their dry beans was extremely helpful and that pests they were unaware of were identified and treated.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
Agricultural IPM; Vegetables; Beans - Fresh and Dry