NYS Field Crops Weekly Pest Report - Evaluation 2009
Project Leaders: K. Wise, J. Keith Waldron, NYS IPM
Cooperator: Cornell Cooperative Field Crop Extension Educators and Faculty ,
The NYS Field Crop Weekly Pest Report provides timely pest information to field crop extension educators and agricultural professionals. The report compiles weekly pest and crop observations collected by field crop extension personnel across NYS. In addition, the weekly report provides a vehicle to disseminate other relevant IPM information such as pest identification, scouting techniques and a calendar with suggestions for pest management activities. The pest report is distributed via the Cornell general and "In-house" Field Crops List Serves. Subscribers to these list-servers include: Extension Educators, crop consultants, growers, agribusiness, and Cornell University Faculty. Twenty-two issues of the NYS Weekly Pest Report were published in 2009. Extension Educators and crop consultants utilize the Weekly Report as an overview of timely pest information, and have found the report useful in alerting their local clientele regarding pest management issues. About 220 people receive the pest report as an email from our Cornell list serves. Many articles from the report were also used in extension newsletters that reached at least 9000 people. In addition the Weekly Pest Report is available to readers via the NYS IPM Program website.