Alerting Crop Producers to Pest Outbreaks: Statewide Insect Pest Surveys and Rapid Technology Transfer System
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Alerting Crop Producers to Pest Outbreaks: Statewide Insect Pest Surveys and Rapid Technology Transfer System

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This presentation provides a description of the IPM project in Alabama that is based on technology convergence in the digital age. This presentation also discusses some of the major findings of the ...

This presentation provides a description of the IPM project in Alabama that is based on technology convergence in the digital age. This presentation also discusses some of the major findings of the two-year insect survey project that demonstrated that sustainable agricultural practices in the long run can reduce insect outbreaks and need for corrective action. The presentation was delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America 2010, San Diego, CA.

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  • AL A&M has the Small Farms Research Center to promote the organic and sustainable ag projects. Tuskegee U has the Small Farm Rural Economic Development Center.
  • SPIs: Health and Wellness, Workforce Development, Safe and Secure Food Supply, Financial Literacy, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Stewardship
  • Bean plataspid was first detected in Georgia in October, 2009. In October 2010, the insect was first found in Cleburne County, AL.
  • Crop diversity and other listed pillars (in orange) emphasize the usefulness of above-ground habitat management, plant diversification, and enhancement of beneficial fauna. Choosing right varieties is the first step to EBPM.Reduced tillage and other listed pillars (in pink) emphasize the usefulness of below-ground habitat management, biota activation and diversified farming

Alerting Crop Producers to Pest Outbreaks: Statewide Insect Pest Surveys and Rapid Technology Transfer System Alerting Crop Producers to Pest Outbreaks: Statewide Insect Pest Surveys and Rapid Technology Transfer System Presentation Transcript