Pest Management

EVENTS

FH King Summer Solstice Bonfire

Date: June 21, 2018, 6-9:30pm
Location: Picnic Point
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Small Grains, Modest Gains Field Day

Date: July 12, 2018, 8:30am-3pm
Location: Hughes Farms, Janesville, WI
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Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, 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



Scouting Vegetables for Pests

Posted June 2004

field of onionsThe cornerstone of any Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is regular scouting of the crop at hand. It’s important that the scouting or monitoring practices are done systematically and at regular intervals. In order for a scouting program to be effective, you must be familiar with what the crop should look like, which can be tricky in the case of some unusual cultivars of vegetables. You also must know the key pests of each crop. This publication will help you know what insects and diseases to look for on each particular crop family, when they are likely to be a problem, how you can monitor their population levels, and at what threshold levels you should consider controlling the population to prevent crop loss.

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