Integrated Pest and Crop Management TAg Teams in Northwestern New York
Project Leader(s): Michael J. Stanyard, Area Field Crops Specialist, NWNY DL & FC Team
Cooperator(s): Nathan R. Herendeen, Area Field Crops Specialist, NWNY DL & FC Team, Nancy Glazier, Assistant, NWNY DL & FC Team
Type of grant: Training practitioners to use IPM techniques
Yates County, Rushville
Ontario County, Stanley
Wayne County, Clyde
Tactical Agriculture Teams (TAg) have proven effective for teaching farmers, agri-business representatives, and extension personnel the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) as well as nutrient management and improved crop cultural practices. In 2001, we continued our education within the Mennonite community and successfully developed two strong teams in Yates County and an additional team of traditional farmers in Seneca County. Many Mennonite growers continued to inquire about establishing new teams and our efforts this year were aimed at expanding TAg Teams in that venue as well as across the NWNY area. In 2002, two Mennonite Teams were established in Ontario and Yates County. A third team of traditional growers was established in eastern Wayne County.