IPM Update 6.30.20

How is time passing so quickly?  Almost July!


Dicamba isn’t used as a herbicide in ornamental production but if you have other crops, it may be on your list. New information from NYS DEC. For Xtendimax with Vaporgrip Technology, EPA Reg. No. 524-617; Engenia, EPA Reg. No. 7969-345; and FeXapan, EPA Reg. No. 352-913, the registrations are canceled as of July 31, 2020. All use, including storage of open containers, is prohibited after the same date.


Looking for a way to get DEC pesticide recertification credits while so many programs are canceled? The Pesticide Management Education Program at Cornell has some online versions at http://pmepcourses.cce.cornell.edu/  There are some new ones – like one on spotted lanternfly.


The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program hasn’t opened up for ornamental producers (yet and we are hoping) but if you have other crops that are covered, there are some new online tools and application methods.  Scroll about half way down to find them on https://www.farmers.gov/cfap


Need some good advice on preventing tick bites and entertainment at the same time?  Dr. Matt Frye and his sidekick Matty appear in 4 short videos to show you what to do on the NYS IPM YouTube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGSTTbrTmKDc65iMZht1Z7w Matt has also starred as a cartoon character in bed bug training so I think he is coming up in the world!


Just a few things to think about!  Have a great week!