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Results of the 2006
Extension and Research Projects

These are links to abstracts of completed projects. Each is in turn linked to a pdf of the entire document.

Projects by Commodity: Links by title to project abstracts.

Livestock and Field Crops

Ornamentals and Turfgrass

Vegetables

Fruit

Community

Program-wide


Livestock and Field Crops

Field Crops

Agronomics and Economics of potato leafhopper (PLH)-resistant alfalfa intercropped with perennial forage grass for PLH control

J. Hansen, Research Associate, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University

J.K. Waldron, Senior Extension Associate, IPM Coordinator, Cornell University

J. Losey, Professor of Entomology, Cornell University

D. Viands, Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University

J. Hanchar, Extension Associate, Cornell University

Field Crop and Vegetable IPM TAg Teams for Amish in SWNY

D. Sprague, Extension Resource Educator, Field and Forage Crops, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties

J. Petzen, Extension Issue Leader, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties

Host range and molecular diagnostics of Fusarium wilt of birdsfoot trefoil

G. Bergstrom, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

M. Wunsch, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Integrated Pest and Crop Management TAg Team in Lewis County

J. Beckman, Field Crops Extension Educator

Integrated Pest and Crop Management TAg Teams in NWNY

M. Stanyard, Field Crops Specialist, NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team

Integrated Pest Management for Organic Field Corn Producers

K. Ganoe, Central New York Dairy & Field Crops Team Area Extension Educator

Measuring the Economic and Agronomic Benefit of Timed, Preventative Fungicide Applications to Soybean

M. Dennis, Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Seneca County

J. Dennis, Livestock and Field Crops IPM Educator, NYS IPM Program

NYS Field Crops Weekly Pest Report- Evaluation 2006

K. Wise, NYS IPM Program

J. Stavisky, NYS IPM Program

K. Waldron, NYS IPM Program

Tactical Agriculture (TAg) In New York State: On-Farm IPM Education in Field Corn, Alfalfa, Soybeans and Vegetables

J. Dennis, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, et. al.

The 2006 New York On-Farm Soybean Rust / Soybean Aphid Monitoring Network

G. Bergstrom, Cornell University, Department of Plant Pathology, Ithaca

M. McKellar, Cornell University, Department of Plant Pathology, Ithaca

K. Waldron, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Livestock/Poulty

Evaluation of Two Parasitoids in Dairy Calf Greenhouses

D. Rutz, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

J. K. Waldron, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Identification of the Dung Beetle Complex Associated with New York Pastured Cattle

D. Rutz, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


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Ornamentals and Turfgrass

Greenhouse

Integrated control of viburnum leaf beetle with minimally toxic methods

P. Weston, Senior Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Revitalization of the Ornamentals Program of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program

E. Lamb, NYS IPM Program

G. Couch, NYS IPM Program

B. Eshenaur, NYS IPM Program

Utilization of weed suppressive ground covers in nursery and Christmas tree settings for enhanced weed management and soil amelioration

L. Weston, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

R. Harmon , Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

J. Condzella, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Nursery

Branching Out, An Integrated Pest Management Newsletter - An Implementation Proposal for, Christmas Tree Farmers, Nurserymen, and Landscape Managers

G. Hudler, Plant Pathology, Ithaca

Controlling Forest Tent Caterpillar in Limited Acreage Maple-Producing Woodlots

P. Smallidge, Extension Forester, Director of the Arnot Forest, Cornell University

P. Weston, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

S. Childs, NYS Extension Maple Specialist, Cornell University

Evaluating IPM Strategies and Alternative Fungicides for Reduction of Rhabdocline Needle-cast on Douglas Fir.

G. Couch, NYS IPM Program

B. Eller, CCE Wayne Co

Turfgrass

Development of Velvet Bentgrass Sod as an Environmentally Compatible Turfgrass less Reliant on Fertilizers and Pesticides

F. Rossi, Cornell University

Insect Pest Fact Sheets to Promote Better IPM for Sod Production

D. Peck, Soil Insect Ecology and Turfgrass Entomology, Department of Entomology, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

TracTurf: Software for Documentation of Pest Management Practices

J. Grant, NYS IPM Program

D. Marvin, NYS IPM Program


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Vegetables

Crucifers

Management of Swede Midge with Cultural Controls and Selected Insecticides

A. Shelton, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES, Cornell Univ. Geneva, NY

Curcurbits

Evaluation of Cultural Control Methods Against Phytophthora capsici in Winter Squash and Pumpkins

R. Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist

Mixed Vegetables

An Illustrated Manual on Soil Health Assessment Protocols and Management Options for Training and Outreach

G. Abawi, Dept. of Plant Pathology, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456

Development of On-Farm Protocols for Assessing Soil Nematode Infestation Levels in Vegetable Fields and Making the Appropriate Management Decision.

B. Gugino, Dept. of Plant Pathology, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva

G. Abawi, Dept. of Plant Pathology, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva

J. Ludwig, Dept. of Plant Pathology, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva

Encouraging the use of buckwheat cover crops for weed control by reducing the risk of volunteer seedlings.

T. Björkman, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

Estimating weed seed banks for improved monitoring and management of weeds

D. Brainard, Dept. of Horticulture, Cornell University

IPM Vegetable Web log

T. Rusinek, CCE Ulster County

J. Mishanec, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Onions

Detection of Systemic and Latent Presence of Botrytis allii in Onion Transplants

J. Lorbeer, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell

C. Hoepting, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Vegetable Program

Developing a Biocompatible Management Strategy for Onion Maggot Flies

B. Nault, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

J. Nyrop, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

Using NEWA Internet Resources and Scouting to Improve Pest Management in Onions

C. Hoepting, Cornell Cooperative Extension Vegetable Program

Using Novel Cultural Controls for Management of Onion Thrips on Onions

A. Shelton, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES, Cornell Univ., Geneva NY

Potatoes

Floating Row Cover for Leafhopper Control and Increased Yield in Potatoes

J. Mishanec, IPM Program, Cornell University

T. Rusinek, CCE Ulster County

Potato Varietal Mixtures for Potato Leafhopper Management on Organic Farms

A. Seaman, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

W. Tingey, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

A. Power, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Snap Beans

Evaluation and enhancement of virus-resistant snap beans

P. Griffiths, Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

Growing Snap Beans in Fields with Different Soil Health: Yield, Root Disease, and Soil Health Indicators

C. Petzoldt, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

B. Gugino, Department of Plant Pathology, NYSAES Geneva

G. Abawi, Department of Plant Pathology, NYSAES Geneva

A. Seaman, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Cornell Soil Health Program Work Team

Sweet Corn

Trichogramma ostriniae start the transition from demonstration to commercialization.

A. Seaman, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Western New York Pheromone Trap Network Survey

A. Seaman, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Western New York Sweet Corn Pheromone Trap Network

A. Seaman, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

When to apply strobilurin fungicides for managing common rust of sweet corn

D. Shah, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva, NY

Tomatoes

Use of Plant Activators to Control Common Diseases of Tomato

C. Smart, of Plant Pathology, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva NY


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Fruit

Grapes

A Practical Model for Control of Grapevine Powdery Mildew in the Northeast Region

D. Gadoury, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY

R. Seem, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY

W. Wilcox, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY

M. Moyer, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY

Developing and Testing a Code of Sustainable Viticulture Practices for Vineyards In New York and Pennsylvania

T. Martinson, Finger Lakes Regional Grape Program

A. Wise, Suffolk County CCE Long Island Grape Program

T. Weigle, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Integration of Alternative and Conventional Strategies for Management of Grape Berry Moth in Severe Risk Vineyards

A. Muza, Penn State Cooperative Extension of Erie County

T. Weigle, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Putting the spray onto the target – the development and demonstration of a vineyard patternator for growers to reduce their spray bill by 30%

A. Landers, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva, NY

Small Fruit

Integrating Weed Management Options in Strawberries

R. Bellinder, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

Trap Network for Insects that Attack Blueberry Fruit

M. Shaw, CCE Tioga

Understanding habitat colonization by Tarnished Plant Bug as basis for developing an attraction-based management system for berry crops

G. Loeb, Dept. Entomology, NYSAES

J. Carroll, NY State IPM Fruit Coordinator

D. Cha, Dept. Entomology, NYSAES

Tree Fruit

Effectiveness of Lime-Sulfur and Phosphorous Acid

D. Rosenberger, Plant Pathology, Cornell’s Hudson Valley Lab

P. Jentsch, Entomology Research Support Specialist, Cornell’s Hudson Valley Lab

Evaluation of Organic Pest Controls and Fruit Thinning on Multiple Apple Cultivars

D. Rosenberger, Professor of Plant Pathology, Cornell’s Hudson Valley Lab

P. Jentsch, Entomology Research Support Specialist, Cornell’s Hudson Valley Lab

Importance of Early-Spring-Pruning Copper Sprays and Training Systems in Managing Bacterial Canker of Sweet Cherry

J. Carroll, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

T. Robinson, Horticultural Sciences, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

T. Burr, Plant Pathology, NYSAES, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

Management programs for internal Lepidoptera in apples using pheromone mating disruption and in-season fruit inspection

A. Agnello, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

H. Reissig, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

Measuring applied antagonistic bacterial populations for management of fire blight within the state of New York

H. Aldwinckle , Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456

N. Werner, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Geneva, NY 14456

Traceability of Fruit Production Practices Enhanced by Trac Record-Keeping and Reporting Software

J. Carroll, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

J. Nedrow, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

C. TenEyck, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, NYSAES, Geneva

T. Weigle, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University, LERGP, Fredonia

Use of Physical Barriers to Prevent Borer Infestation of Apple Burrknots

D. Kain, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva, NY

A. Agnello, Dept. of Entomology, NYSAES, Geneva, NY

M. Hoffmann, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

J. Gardner, Dept. of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Using Current IPM Technology and New Communication Technology to Prevent Pome and Stone Fruit Infestation by Codling moth and Oriental Fruit Moth

D. Breth, Area Extension Educator, Lake Ontario Fruit Program - CCE

E. Tee, Program Assistant, Lake Ontario Fruit Program - CCE


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Community

Homes, Schools & Buildings

Integrated Pest Management for Stinging Insects

L. Braband, Community IPM Extension Area Educator, NYS IPM Program

J. Gangloff-Kaufmann , Community IPM Extension Area Educator, NYS IPM Program

Research and Outreach in Integrated Pest Management for Bed bugs in New York and Beyond.

J. Gangloff-Kaufmann , NY State Integrated Pest Management Program

School IPM Outreach and Research Activities

L. Braband, Community IPM Extension Area Educator

J. Gangloff-Kaufmann, Community IPM Extension Area Educator

Landscapes, Parks & Golf Courses

Long-term Evaluation and Improvement of Golf Turf Management Systems with Reduced Chemical Pesticide Inputs: 2006 Preliminary Report

J. Grant, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

F. Rossi, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

Nassau County Storm Water Pollution Prevention and IPM Plan Development

J. Gangloff-Kaufmann , NYS IPM Program

Teaching IPM

IPM Displays for the Public

C. Koplinka-Loehr, Communications Team Coordinator

The Science of Life: Exploration through Agriculture -- IPM/Agricultural curriculum for elementary school students

D. Marvin, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

C. Coen, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

S. Reich, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

J. Grant, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University


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Program-wide

Cross-commodity

NEWA (Network for Environment and Weather Awareness) 2006: A Year in Review

J. Gibbons, Ontario County CCE, Canandaigua, NY

J. Carroll, NYS IPM Program, Geneva, NY

C. TenEyck, NYS IPM Program, Geneva, NY

C. Petzoldt2 , NYS IPM Program, Geneva, NY

T. Weigle, NYS IPM Program, Fredonia, NY

Northeast IPM Center Participation by the NYS IPM Program, 2006

L. Braband, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

G. Couch, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

J. Gangloff-Kaufmann, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

J. Grant, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

C. Petzoldt, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Status of the NYS IPM Website for the year 2006

K. English, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

C. TenEyck, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

R. Smith, Cornell University

R. Adams, Spider Graphics

Telling the IPM Story: NYS IPM Communications Team Projects in 2006

M. Woodsen, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

K. English, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

Tracking IPM Awareness and Attitudes in New York

C. Petzoldt, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University

J. Grant, NYS IPM Program, Cornell University


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