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Nursery IPM Practices - Survey 2007

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Project Leaders: B. Eshenaur, E. Lamb, G. Couch, NYS IPM

Abstract: A survey of New York Nursery growers was conducted in 2007 to assess current cultural and pest management practices.  Nearly 150 growers responded to a series of questions regarding production systems, pest problems, management approaches, information and training sources and educational needs.  The results indicate an opportunity and interest on the growers’ behalf to provide IPM information particularly around pest identification, and biological control.   There also appear to be opportunities to increase knowledge of the timing of controls and access to good decision making resources.