IPM Resources on the Internet
Online Video Gives Consumers the Story behind IPM-Grown Fruit
New England’s Eco Apple brand is bringing consumers closer to their food with a terrific new video. Against a scenic backdrop, family farm owners explain how hard work, a conscientious outlook, and research-based knowledge underpin their farm’s success. Land-grant expertise and IPM strategies are crucial to their farming approach, as is the loyalty of local consumers who, as Eco Apple’s slogan says, “trust the farmer, know the farm and LOVE the fruit.” View the Eco Apple’s video at www.redtomato.org/ecoapple.php
An IPM Library at Your Fingertips
At www.NortheastIMP.org thousands of science-based IPM resources have been assembled in a fully searchable online database. Visitors can quickly put their hands on pest alerts, advisories, crop profiles, fact sheets, field guides, IPM guidelines, curricula, program and project websites, videos, CDs and more–all published by land-grant universities, Cooperative Extension or government agencies. Users can tailor their searches to yield results for specific states, crops, pests and settings, Visitors are also welcome to contribute additional resources to the database.
Vegetable & Strawberry IPM Travel Grants.
Would you like to visit another state to see the field work that is being done in vegetable or strawberry IPM? Do you wish you had the funds to get to a twilight meeting, or spend a few days with a colleague in another state? The Northeast Vegetable IPM Working Group offers a travel grant that will pay up to $800 for qualified expenses to hep agricultural professionals in the Northeast learn about and share IPM practices in vegetable and strawberries. For complete information, visit www.NortheastIPM.org