IPM Success Stories: Agriculture
- July 15, 2009
- IPM Saves Maine Potato Growers $17 Million
Maine’s Potato IPM Program made great strides in 2008, saving growers $17 million while minimizing pesticide usage. This is big news in a state where potatoes are the top agricultural commodity, valued at more than $500 million.
- February 1, 2009
- Sales Tip Scales for Eco Apple Growers
Growers, scientists, and marketers have successfully boosted the market for IPM-grown apples through their collaborations in the Northeast.
- October 1, 2008
- NRCS Incentives Could Boost IPM Adoption
Nearly 400 northeastern growers and NRCS staff have attended on-farm workshops aimed at improving growers’ ability to earn financial incentives for managing pests in ways that protect the environment.
- February 2, 2008
- Resistance Is Futile
… or at least diminished, thanks to reduced-area treatments on potatoes. Entomologist Andrei Alyokhin led a team of researchers who reduced the amount of imidacloprid used on potato crops, treating only selected areas on the perimeter of the field.