NYS Field Crops Weekly Pest Report- Evaluation 2010
Project Leaders: Ken Wise, Eastern NYS IPM Program Area Educator, Livestock and Field Crops, Cornell University, klw24@cornell,edu, and Keith Waldron, NYS IPM Coordinator, Livestock and Field Crops, Cornell University, jkw5@cornell,edu
Cooperators: Cornell Cooperative Field Crop Extension Educators and Faculty
Abstract: 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 2010. 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 150 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 10,500 people. In addition the Weekly Pest Report is available to readers via the NYS IPM Program website.