Integrated Pest Management in Organic Field Crops Webinar


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About the webinar

In this webinar, recorded on, March 29, 2011, a farmer,  Christine Mason, shares her approach to minimizing insect pest impact in organic farming systems, while University of Wisconsin researchers Eileen Cullen and Robin Mittenthal weave in results from projects specifically designed to advance the IPM paradigm for organic agriculture.

Slides from the webinar as a pdf file:

Resources mentioned in the webinar:

UC Davis IPM Degree Days calculator:

University of Wisconsin degree day calculator:

Trap Cropping and Insect Control in Cornell University's Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

About the Presenters

Christine Mason is Farm Manager at Standard Process certified-organic farm, Palmyra, Wisconsin, Secretary of the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council, and a Certified Crop Advisor. Christine and her family are the fifth generation on their family farm in Palymyra, WI growing organic corn, soybeans, wheat and forages.

Eileen Cullen is Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison Entomology Department. She is also UW-Extension State Specialist for field and forage crop entomology focusing on integrated pest management (IPM).

Robin Mittenthal has worked on organic farms, taught high school science, and is now completing his doctorate in entomology at the University of Wisconsin with a focus on connections between soil fertility, plant health, and insect responses.

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Published March 2, 2011

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