The 2012 NYS Field Crops Weekly Pest Report and Evaluation
Project Leader: Ken Wise, NYS IPM, Cornell University, and Keith Waldron, NYS IPM, Cornell University
Cooperators: 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 five issues of the NYS Weekly Pest Report were published in 2012. 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 200 people receive the pest report as an email from our Cornell list serves. Many articles from the report were also used in extension and consultant newsletters and local news networks and reached about 11,000 people. In addition the Weekly Pest Report is available to readers via the NYS IPM Program website which had 5858 page views in 2012.