Small Farms IPM Working Group

The Small Farms IPM Working Group, funded in 2010, is developing a strategy for providing effective IPM educational programs to Delmar small farmers. The group plans to identify small farmers in Maryland and Delaware who will benefit from IPM programs, and to document pest management techniques currently used by Delmar small farmers. Their goal is for 100 farmers to receive effective IPM training.

This working group conducted a survey of small farmers in Maryland and Delaware to document the pest management techniques they use. They also organized two meetings, and will hold a Small Farms Workshop on November 5–6, 2011.