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Progress through sharing: Learn how growers and advisors are benefiting from early pest activity alerts

A new free monthly newsletter is now available, with updates on a unique program that growers, crop consultants, Extension and others are using to share actionable information on pest status.

As of 2018, the Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) has supported 28 programs that team up Extension professionals with undergraduate student interns to incentivize sharing pest observation information. Growers, consultants, Extension and others can submit observations on target endemic and emerging pests by providing tools and information for timely management decisions. Data collected from past iPiPE interns shows that students hoping for a career in agriculture before their internship found their participation in an iPiPE crop-pest program a useful stepping stone on the path to achieving that ambition.

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“The IPM Toolbox” Webinar Recordings Are Available

The Northeastern IPM Center recently hosted two webinars in its “IPM Toolbox” series. Watch the recordings online, and be sure to check out our next webinar about the brown marmorated stink bug on Monday, September 25, 2017. Continue reading

The IPM Toolbox fall webinar series

Got an IPM question? Need to know the latest IPM information? The Northeastern IPM Center has the answers with their Fall webinar series “The IPM Toolbox.” Experts will be online for an hour of dialogue about an effective IPM practice, method, or effort.

They have three webinars scheduled next month… Continue reading

Use Social Media to Capture and Track Crop Diseases

In Farm2Ranch

Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists now have a place to collectively document and track corn and soybean diseases this growing season.

The Twitter accounts @corndisease and @soydisease will be used to upload photos of crop diseases as they show up across the country. This effort is part of the Integrated Pest Information Platform for Education and Extension (iPiPE). The hope is to use tweets of crop disease photos from around the country for future disease tracking and prevention purposes. Continue reading

iPiPE Cooperative Agricultural Project RFA is open

The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) is now accepting applications for 4-year Crop-Pest Program statements of interest for their Cooperative Agricultural Projects. The iPiPE CAP, funded by a 2015 USDA AFRI 5-yr $7 million grant, provides such an infrastructure with cyberage tools, information products and expert commentary for detection and management of new, foreign, or emerging target pests and endemic pests that threaten U.S. crops. By categorizing pests, data, and users, it enables sharing pest observations while protecting privacy of individuals, companies, and government agencies. iPiPE Crop-Pest Programs (CPPs) incentivize growers and consultants to submit observations on target and endemic pests by providing tools and information for timely management decisions. Coordinated by extension professionals from across the nation, CPPs address a variety of crops and pests and provide undergraduate students with hands-on extension and diagnostic experiences. Risk-based research helps prioritize detection efforts for target pests and direct in-field scouting for endemic pests.

Observations housed in a national pest observation depository enable future research using geographically extensive, multi-year databases. The iPiPE CAP will fund 7 new CPPs in 2018.

Deadline: May 4, 2017, at 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Continue reading

New survey for growers of fruit trees in Mid-Atlantic area

If you are a consultant or Extension professional who works with growers of fruit trees in the mid-Atlantic area, please read the text below. It concerns a survey being done by the iPiPE team to get a better idea of grower practices so that the team can create tools to assist growers with pest management decisions. The survey is NOT being used for regulatory purposes. The survey asks questions about the grower’s pest management practices.

A new set of tools is currently being developed to help growers manage crop pests and increase their profitability. The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) is a national Web-based IT platform that combines user-contributed pest observations and translates them to real-time pest distribution maps and forecasts of pest risk. Throughout the season iPiPE informs growers about the pests and diseases in their vicinity and provides management recommendations from professionals to help them make decisions about protecting their crop. The project is funded by a USDA Food Security Program grant and involves 28 crops around the nation. Continue reading

iPiPE Crop-Pest Program Statement of Interest is available

Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) Cooperative Agricultural Project (CAP)

Request for Year 3 Crop-Pest Program Statement of Interest

Deadline: April 29, 2016 Continue reading