A free ten-part IPM training program designed for child care and early learning environments is now available. The PowerPoint set presents a step-by-step approach to improving management of pests and reducing pesticide risks.
The following news story is from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension program, one of our partners:
Thomas Jefferson and George Washington sang the praises of buckwheat. Today, the broadleaf grain is gaining new popularity as a powerful weed-suppressing cover crop because of its quick establishment and dense growth: In the Northeast, vegetable farmers are rediscovering how to manage buckwheat effectively, thanks to Cornell University research that demonstrated a well-established stand of buckwheat eliminated 98 percent of summer weeds.
By: Jodi Schmitz, Janet Hurley, and Dr. Thomas Green
Although the following tips are written for school personnel, several of the recommendations can help the homeowner as well. If you’re not sure where to find some of the equipment mentioned, call your local university extension and ask for the person who handles school or residential IPM.