Pest Management


Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School

Date: February 16-17, 2019
Location: UW-Madison campus

Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Date: February 20, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: February 21-23, 2019
Location: La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI

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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

Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction: An Investment in the Future of Wisconsin Agriculture

Posted June 2003

The Pesticide Use and Risk Reduction (PURR) Project was initiated in 1998 to help farmers anticipate the effects of more restrictive federal pesticide regulation. Fourteen agricultural organizations participated in this project. The project built new, lasting partnerships between the participating institutions, farm organizations and nonprofit groups. As a result of these partnerships and the resources invested by the project, the following outcomes were realized:

Participants identified common goals on issues of pest management, and worked together to research and address these issues.

Wisconsin’s agricultural sector was granted access to additional resources
to address pest management research and outreach needs.

Wisconsin producers increased their IPM knowledge. The PURR Project
supported workshops, on-farm trials, field guides, scorecards, roadside signs, and the Think IPM Web site.

Project researchers and their farmer-clients learned about the effectiveness of biological, cultural, physical, and low-risk chemical controls for pests.

Read the full report (pdf file)