Pest Management

EVENTS

Ride to Farm 2017

Date: June 3, 2017
Location: New Glarus Woods State Park
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SUCCESS STORIES

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

As older farmers retire, fewer young farmers are stepping in to take their place. The number of beginning farmers dropped 20 percent in the last five-year census period, and the average US farmer now tops 58 years of age. more

CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

CIAS supports innovative graduate student research addressing the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized farms and food businesses. Awarded annually, our competitive mini-grants aid students as they initiate their research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. more


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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EQIP support for IPM in Wisconsin Orchards

Posted March 2008

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Beginning in 2003, Wisconsin apple and cherry growers and the University of Wisconsin worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to address orchard pest management resource concerns through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). As a result, in 2005 Wisconsin’s
EQIP Pest Management Standard was changed to provide orchardists with extended technical assistance and allow for progressive adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) techniques,
from relatively basic to advanced. A flat-rate incentive payment encouraged growers to address multiple resource concerns through IPM. In just three years, the NRCS processed contracts
that provided 31 growers with the resources necessary to implement IPM on 19% of Wisconsin’s orchard acres.

Read the full article: (PDF)
Hirsch, RM and M Miller. 2008. Progressive planning to address multiple resource concerns: Integrated pest management in Wisconsin orchards. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Volume 63, Number 2.