Some key principles of IPM include management strategies such as crop rotation, site selection, and hybrid selection; identification of pests, environmental stress, nutritional deficiency, or other factors as causes of field problems; sampling or scouting to assess the damage potential of pests; weighing of costs, benefits, and risks of cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls; and implementation of pest control at optimal times in the life cycles of pests and crops. After an introductory overview, the IPM Field Corn Pocket Guide concisely presents information for scouting and managing insect pests, beneficial insects, corn plant diseases and vertebrate pests, grass weeds, and broadleaf weeds. Also covered are plant and soil health and fertility and postharvest storage. Appendixes include useful formulas, conversions, and comparisons. Offering guidance on identifying and managing insect, weed, and vertebrate pests as well as nutritional deficiencies, the 280-page publication includes over 80 line drawings, 18 color plates, and more than 40 tables-all in a handy 3 1/4-inch by 6-inch format. Five fold-out reference charts provide insect pest action thresholds, management alternatives, and sampling strategies; pictorial keys to grasses and broadleaf weeds; and "Be Your Own Corn Doctor" full-color diagnostic illustrations.
The IPM Field Corn Pocket Guide was developed with the help
of funding from the Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research
and Education Program (SARE), expertise of Cooperative Extension
faculty and staff, and contributions from several other institutions.
It was produced by staff of the New York State IPM Program including
Karen Edelstein, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, James VanKirk, and J.
Keith Waldron. The interdisciplinary team of contributing authors
for the guide included Carl Bannon, formerly of Cornell Cooperative
Extension; Gary Bergstrom, Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell
University; Jean Conklin, University of New Hampshire Cooperative
Extension; Karen Edelstein, New York State IPM Program; Nancy
Gift, Department of Soil, Crop, and Atmospheric Science, Cornell
University; Frank Himmelstein, University of Connecticut Cooperative
Extension; Gordon Johnson, University of Delaware Cooperative
Extension; Phil Sutton, formerly of Cornell Cooperative Extension;
and J. Keith Waldron, Cornell Cooperative Extension. James VanKirk,
Northeast Region IPM, served as principal investigator.
This information was developed for conditions in the Northeast. Use in other geographical areas may be inappropriate.
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