Building in Integrated Pest Management network in cooperation with Iowa fruit and vegetable growers Nutter, Forrest Gleason, Mark Lewis, Donald Lewis, Donald Nutter, Forrest Nonnecke, Gail Lasley, Paul Padgitt, Steven Everhart, Eldon Peterson, Gary Maahs, Naomi
dc.contributor.department Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 2018-02-17T03:09:29.000 2020-06-30T05:48:16Z 2020-06-30T05:48:16Z 2015-10-16 1997
dc.description.abstract <p>Fifty-one commercial growers of apples, strawberries, tomatoes, and/or watermelons cooperated with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension specialists in a three-year program to evaluate IPM control techniques. Scouts and growers monitored pest infestations and diseases such as codling moth on apples, tarnished plant bugs on strawberries, and anthracnose on tomatoes and melons. Growers sprayed only when pest populations or disease risk values reached levels capable of doing crop damage. Weather conditions were monitored for periods favorable to pest outbreaks. On average, ISU researchers estimate that growers applied from 25 to 55 percent fewer insecticide and fungicide sprays (depending on the year and the particular pest) by using IPM methods in comparison to their usual practices. For the growers, this meant decreased input costs, a better bottom line, and enhanced competitiveness.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Entomology
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Pathology
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Plant Pathology and Microbiology
dc.subject.keywords Entomology
dc.subject.keywords Horticulture
dc.subject.keywords Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Biocontrol and Integrated Pest Management
dc.subject.keywords Fruit and vegetables
dc.title Building in Integrated Pest Management network in cooperation with Iowa fruit and vegetable growers
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