Dairy and Beef Cattle Fly IPM Training Videos: An Integrated Pest Management Program for New York State, 2017-2020 USDA-NIFA CPPM
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Wise, Ken; Cummings, Jaime; English, Karen
Dairy production is an integral component of many rural communities in the northeastern US, helping to sustain the economic viability of our region. There are 4,640 dairy producers in New York milking 615,000 cows (NYS NASS, 2016). In 2017, NY dairy cattle milk sales totaled $2.4 billion and beef are valued at almost half a billion dollars (NYS NASS, 2017). Many of these dairy and beef producers use insecticides to control nuisance and biting flies in the barn and on pasture without regard to action thresholds, environmental concerns or human health issues. We propose to develop online integrated pest management training videos on flies affecting cattle in the barn and on pasture for agricultural professions including veterinaries, livestock/dairy consultants, extension educators; and dairy/beef producers in the Northeastern US.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Livestock; Cattle; Communication