Pest Management

Pest Management

Pest Management

A Biocontrol Fungus that Colonizes Roots Better: From Concept to Organic Production

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

A Biocontrol Fungus that Colonizes Roots Better: From Concept to Organic Production, presented by Thomas Bjorkman (New York).

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A Sunn Hemp Cover Crop for Soil Health and Nematode Management

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

These University of Hawaii fact sheets and virtual field day explain how to use sunn hemp as a cover crop to control weeds, nematodes and other pests, add soil nutrients, prevent erosion, and contribute to a more robust and complex community of beneficial nematodes.

A Sustainable Approach to Controlling Honey Bee Diseases and Varroa Mites

Type: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet describes efforts to breed honey bees, Apis mellifera, resistant to diseases and parasitic mites to reduce the amount of antibiotics and pesticides used in bee colonies and to ensure that our breeding methods and stock are accessible to beekeepers everywhere.

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A Toolbox of Innovations to Control Small Ruminant Parasites

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Inexpensive, highly effective methods for controlling parasites, including FAMACHA, a tool for diagnosing anemia in small ruminants.

A Whole-Farm Approach to Managing Pests

Type: Bulletin

This 20-page bulletin helps producers—and the educators who work with them—design farm-wide approaches to control pests.

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Alternative Parasite Treatment

Small Ruminant Anthelmintics

Type: From the Field Profile

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Alternative Pollinators

Type: North Central SARE Portfolio Brief Sheet

Honeybee losses, compounded with rising rental rates for pollination, are a concern for many producers. Not only are growers looking for alternative pollinators to improve crop security, but they also want to learn how to manage on-farm habitats for native bees and other pollinators. Since 1988, NCR-SARE has supported researchers, educators, and producers who are researching, rearing, and managing species that provide pollination alternatives to the declining honey bee.

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Assessing Direct and Indirect Interactions between Insect and Plant Pathogens and Their Impact on Insect Herbivores

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

The diversity found in irrigated vegetable crops in Arizona and Southern California, along with high temperatures and dry conditions, provides an ideal habitat for a number of insect pests, including lepidopterans. Management of these major pests primarily involves chemical pesticides. The use of these pesticides has created several problems, including insecticide resistance, outbreaks of secondary pests, decrease of biodiversity, and other effects of environmental concern. For this reason, the search for environmentally-friendly strategies for pest management is important.

Backpack Sprayers for Small-Scale Farms

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Backpack sprayers are a boon to farmers on small acreage, but not all sprayers are created equal. Video series.

Basic Pest Management of Insects and Mites in High Tunnels

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This presentation gives an overview of key pest management strategies in commercial hoop houses or high tunnels, and greenhouses: cultural practices, plant resistance, the use of beneficial insects, grafting and sprays.

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Beekeeper Develops Non-Chemical Product to Protect Hive from Beetles

Integrated Pest Management for Small Hive Beetles

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

The small hive beetle has the ability to destroy a colony of bees. John Henry Nenninger recognized that the larval stage is the weakest link in a small hive beetle’s lifecycle. He developed a non-chemical product he calls a salt box to stop larvae from reaching suitable soil to pupate.

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Beekeeping: Controlling Pests Sustainably

New American Farm Conference Breakout Session

Type: Presentation

We’ve heard about the decline of honey bees. Mites and other hive pests might be contributing to the problem. New research and on-the-ground strategies are controlling pests using natural, sustainable methods.

Beneficial Insect Guide

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A printed guide to insect conservation on fruit farms.

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Biofumigation for soil health in organic high tunnel and conventional field vegetable production systems

Type: Southern SARE Project Report

This project evaluated biofumigation as a control for two broad-spectrum soil-borne diseases that each pose a severe challenge to a different emerging vegetable production system.

Biological Control Practices for High-Tunnel Crop Production

Type: Northeast SARE Project Report

Extensive on-farm research evaluating the use of predator and parasitoid insects to control target pests on Solanacous crops, those grown most frequently in high tunnels or hoop houses in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Biological Control as a Component of Sustainable Agriculture

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A website presenting the sustainable pest management research of Dr. W. Joe Lewis of the USDA Agricultural Research Service. A peer-reviewed paper, A total system approach to sustainable pest management, is also available.

Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial Natural Enemies and Their Use in Pest Management

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This colorful, richly illustrated booklet offers an introduction to beneficial natural enemies and their use in pest management.

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Biological Control of Pecan Weevils in the Southeast

A Sustainable Approach

Type: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an alternative control strategy for pecan growers who, for a variety of reasons, find conventional spraying of insecticides unsuitable. This includes organic growers, and owners of dooryard trees, small orchards and commercial orchards who have concerns regarding spray drift. 

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Buckwheat Cover Crop Handbook

A precise tool for weed management on Northeastern farms

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Buckwheat has been used to suppress weeds on Northeastern farms for 400 years. This handbook outlines how to use buckwheat as an economical weed-control tool, with recommendations based on extensive grower surveys, original research and on-farm trials.

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Common NRCS Practices Related to Pest Management on Organic Farms

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This document demonstrates how certain NRCS practices that have primary resource protection benefits can also have significant Integrated Pest Management benefits to organic producers.

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Contributions to Pest Suppression through Predator Phenology and Functional Diversity

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

Focusing on alfalfa in Utah, Erica Stephens’ goal in project was to understand how predator phenology and diversity can work to suppress pest populations. This understanding could lead to monitoring protocols using information obtained from the collection of beneficial insects to direct more informed decisions about pesticide application.

Control of Red-Headed Flea Beetles

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Red-headed flea beetles have a wide host range including chrysanthemums, forsythia, hibiscus, lamb’s-quarter, pigweed,zinnia, sedum, asters, Salvia, roses, hollies among many others.

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Control of Red-Headed Flea Beetles en Español

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Esta plaga conocida como el “Red-headed Flea Beetle” tiene una variedad de plantas huéspedes que incluye los crisanthemos, Forsythia, los hibiscus, Zinnia, sedum, asters, Salvia, rosas, y los acebos por ejemplo.

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Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Type: Bulletin

This 16-page bulletin will help you use cover crops to encourage populations of pollinators and beneficial insects on your farm while you address your other resource concerns. 

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Crop Rotation

Type: North Central SARE Portfolio Brief Sheet

Crop rotation is the ancient practice of growing a wide variety of crops in a sequential system throughout a field in order to avoid a buildup of disease and pests. Strategic crop rotations can help producers promote good soil health by alternating crops with different nutrient needs and benefit overall soil structure by breaking up subsoil by alternating deep and shallow rooting plants. NCR-SARE has valued research and education projects that study the applications of crop rotation-including improving soil quality and health, and managing pest, diseases, and weeds.

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Crop Rotation on Organic Farms

A Planning Manual

Type: Book

Crop rotation strategies that can be applied under various field conditions for conventional or organic crops to improve soil quality and health, and manage pests, diseases, and weeds

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Cropping Systems to Control Tropical Soil-Borne Pests in Dryland-Grown Taro

SW03-003, Susan Miyasaka

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Cultural Management of Onion Thrips and Iris Yellow Spot Virus

SW08-076, Jennifer Reeve, Utah

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Cultural Practices for Root-Knot and Root-Lesion Nematode Suppression in Vegetable Crop Rotations

Type: Fact Sheet

This publication discusses the use of non-host crops, sorghum sudangrass and castor bean grown as cover crops, RKN-resistant crops, and the application of poultry litter (PL) and PL compost to manage RKN and root-lesion nematode.

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Cultural Weed Management Practices

New American Farm Conference Breakout Session

Type: Presentation

What’s the latest in non-chemical weed management strategies? This session talks about cropping systems, tillage practices and other, new “eco-weed” and IPM techniques that control nuisance plants naturally.

Cutting Edge Research: Helping Bees Help Themselves

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

University of Minnesota Entomologist Marla Spivak is advancing innovative integrated pest management strategies that help bees fight pests.

Developing a Management Plan for Reducing Thrips-Induced Damage on Timothy Hay

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

Dominic Reisig’s project was part of a team effort involving cooperative research and extension personnel in California, the University of Nevada, Reno, and Washington State University to study thrips in Timothy Hay. To assist timothy growers, Reisig researched sampling protocol, treatment thresholds, and some overwintering ecology of thrips in California. The goal of the project was improving the economic and environmental benefits of growing timothy hay in a sustainable system.

Diversifying Cropping Systems

Type: Bulletin

This bulletin describes some of the many agronomic crop alternatives to use in rotations, with plentiful examples of on-farm successes.

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Diversity & Intensity of Cover Crop Systems: Managing Weed Seed Bank & Soil Health

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

Diversity & Intensity of Cover Crop Systems: Managing Weed Seed Bank & Soil Health, presented by Ellen Mallory (Maine).

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Evaluating the Potential of Oyster Mushroom Compost Waste for Plant-Parasitic Nematode Management

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

Farmers in Hawaii manage plant-parasitic nematodes, which can cause significant yield losses in a number of crops, through the use of nematicides. Many farmers are looking for alternative methods for managing nematodes in the soil. Shelby Ching had learned that edible mushrooms, such as the oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), have been known to create a toxin to incapacitate nematodes. She hypothesized that oyster mushroom substrate can be utilized in the management of nematodes in the soil. Ching developed this Western SARE Graduate Student project to develop an approach of nematode management using oyster mushroom compost waste that will be easily accessible to farmers, with an added benefit of the production of edible mushrooms.

FAMACHA

Sustainable Control of GI Nematodes in Small Ruminants

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, allowing them to cut the cost of deworming agents by targeting treatments only to infected animals. Training is required before purchase.

Farmer/Researcher Team Makes Organic Peanut Breakthrough

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Overcoming weed challenges, Georgia farmer Relinda Walker brings the Southeast's first crop of certified organic peanuts to market.

“Farmscaping” to Manage Insects

New American Farm Conference Breakout Session

Type: Presentation

Thought of looking at your farm from an insect’s point of view? Find out how to control insect pests by arranging fields, forests and borders into an insect-managing “farmscape” that helps grow healthier, more productive crops.

Fight Crop Disease: Soil Amendments and Biofumigation

New American Farm Conference Breakout Session

Type: Presentation

Effectively control disease through soil amendments and new biofumigation techniques using natural materials such as mustard and other brassicas. Hear the latest research and firsthand experience.

Goats and Sheep: Keeping Ahead of the Parasites

New American Farm Conference Breakout Session

Type: Presentation

Hear about sustainable small ruminant sustainable production techniques, such as the FAMACHA, which “scores” eyelid color for anemia and parasite control and is an important indicator of herd health. One producer shares her experience with selecting sheep for parasite resistance.

Grafting Rootstocks onto Heirloom and Locally Adapted Tomato Selections to Confer Resistance to Soil Borne Diseases and Increase Nutrient Uptake for...

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

Grafting Rootstocks onto Heirloom and Locally Adapted Tomato Selections to Confer Resistance to Soil Borne Diseases and Increase Nutrient Uptake for Market Gardeners, presented by Mary Peet (North Carolina).

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Grafting Tomatoes in Multi-Bay High Tunnels as a Way to Overcome Soil-Borne Diseases

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This presentation summarizes a 2008 grant to evaluate ‘Maxifort’ rootstock for its ability to manage verticillium wilt and other soil-borne diseases in hoop house or high tunnel farming systems.

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Grafting for Disease Management in Organic Tomato Production

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

In this webinar, learn about tomato grafting and how it can be used to manage diseases in organic open-field and high tunnel farming systems.

Grant Puts (Good) Crimp in Farm Operations

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

It all began in 2002 with a $6,500 SARE grant and the seed of an idea: a no-till tractor implement that rolls, crimps and kills cover crops, creating a weed suppressing mulch.

Greenhouse IPM with an Emphasis on Biocontrols

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This in-depth manual was designed to help commercial greenhouse growers implement biological control and integrated pest management (IPM).

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Habitat Management in Vineyards

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This manual explores practical steps to restore agricultural biodiversity at the field and landscape level, thus breaking the monoculture nature of vineyards and  reducing their ecological vulnerability. The most obvious advantage of diversification is a reduced risk of crop failure due to invasions by unwanted species and  subsequent pest infestations. The manual focuses on ways in which increased plant biodiversity can contribute to stabilizing pest population by creating an appropriate ecological infrastructure within and around vineyards.

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How to Graft Greenhouse Tomatoes

Type: Multimedia

This 20-minute video, produced by the University of Vermont Extension, features farmer Mike Collins taking viewers through each step of the tomato grafting process. Grafting can be an effective way of battling soil-borne diseases in hoop house or high tunnel vegetable production systems.

Influence of Cover Crops on Insect Pests and Predators in Conservation Tillage Cotton

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Results of a two-year research project to determine the impact of several cover crops on pest and predator insects in conservation tillage cotton.

Integrated Pest Management

Type: North Central SARE Portfolio Brief Sheet

While every farming system is unique, the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) apply universally. NCR-SARE has funded more than 100 projects on ecologically based pest management and the strategies of farmers throughout the region who are addressing pest problems. NCR-SARE has invested in pest management strategies to help develop more complex, more diverse ecosystems in the region.

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Integrated Pest Management Online Academy

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

The Integrated Pest Management Academy Online is a series of online prerecorded webinars designed to help Michigan growers identify pest management resources and understand IPM basics. Viewers can earn up to four pesticide recertification credits. 

Integrated Pest Management and Sustainable Grape Production in Sonoma County

FW03-007, Nick Frey, California

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Destructor in the Northeastern United States using Drone Brood Removal and Formic Acid

Type: Fact Sheet

This bulletin focuses on the management of the parasitic honey bee mite Varroa destructor (V. destructor) in the northeastern U.S. It contains information that will allow a beekeeper to: 1) identify V. destructor, 2) recognize the symptoms of mite infestation, 3) determine pest densities, and 4) implement an effective IPM program for keeping mite populations below the economic injury level.

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Integrated Pest Management in Alabama

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Organic vegetable growers in the Deep South face a constant battle with pests. In Alabama, new information is leading to better crop protection and more profitability, thanks to the work of Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Extension entomologist and Southern SARE state coordinator. As a SARE state coordinator, Majumdar is tasked with bringing sustainable agriculture information to fellow Extension colleagues and local farmers.

Integrated Weed Management - One Year's Seeding

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Weed biology and ecology can help every farmer become a better weed manager. This guide is the result of a series of winter meetings attended by Michigan farmers, MSU Extension agents and research scientists. It brings together field-tested experience from successful growers and Extension agents and insights distilled from more than 50 years of weed science research.

Integrating Conservation Biological Control on Farms: Banking on Beetles in Oregon

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

Integrating Conservation Biological Control on Farms: Banking on Beetles in Oregon, presented by Gwendolyn Ellen (Oregon).

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Invertebrate Pests and Their Natural Enemies in Conservation Tillage Cropping Systems

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

In this webinar by Dr. Mary Barbercheck and Maggie Douglas, learn the basics about key early-season insect and slug pests that can pose problems in conservation tillage systems with high amounts of cover crop residues and how crop management practices can help reduce pest damage. Also, learn about ongoing research into naturally-occurring predators of early season insects and slugs and how best to conserve them.

Large Raspberry Aphid

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Large raspberry aphid is notable as a vector of viruses in Rubus, including Raspberry leaf mottle virus (RLMV, semi-persistent) and Raspberry latent virus (RpLV, persistent) in red raspberry, and Black raspberry necrosis virus (BRNV, non-persistent) in black raspberry. These viruses are to blame for decreased cane vigor and field decline requiring frequent replanting, as well as crumbling fruit symptoms in red raspberry.

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Late Season and Overwintering Management of the Large Raspberry Aphid

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

In the Pacific Northwest, growers are facing damage by the raspberry leaf mottle virus (RLMV) which is transmitted by the large raspberry aphid. The virus causes symptoms of crumbly fruit, resulting in lowered fruit quality and reduced life of the field. Through this project, Pacific Northwest producers have been informed about aphid management during both fall and early spring.

Manage Insects on Your Farm

A Guide to Ecological Strategies

Type: Book

While every farming system is unique, the principles of ecological pest management apply universally. Manage Insects on Your Farm highlights ecological strategies that improve your farm’s natural defenses and encourage beneficial insects to attack your worst pests.

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Management of Bunchy Top Virus in Hawaii

SW04-064, Cerruti Hooks

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Managing A Challenging Subterranean Clover Pest: Sustainable Control Using Insect Pathogens

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

When attacked by the clover root borer, red clover can only be raised for two years due to the reduction in yield, causing economic hardship. According to Oregon State University graduate student Anis Lestari, “Insect pathogens provide an effective means of suppressing pests but have received less attention compared with other biological control agents. For pests that develop below ground, insect pathogens may offer the best management option.” As a student, she developed this Western SARE project with the goal to investigate the virulence of insect pathogens against the clover root borer.

Minimizing the risks of Vibrio bacteria in farm-raised oysters grown in intertidal elements of the Delaware Bay

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

New Jersey’s oyster farms are concentrated on the extensive intertidal sand flats of the lower Delaware Bay where they are exposed twice daily during low tide. Previous studies from the Pacific Northwest indicate that intertidal exposure accelerates the proliferation of Vibrios, increasing the risk to human health.

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Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Fact Sheets

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

These fact sheets discuss alternative containers, marketing and crop selection, alternatives to synthetic herbicides and integrated pest management in commercial nursery plant production.

NOFA Handbooks

Type: Northeast SARE Book

A series of eight handbooks for new farmers or established producers seeking to transition to organic or improve their current practices. Print only; order from Chelsea Green.

Native Habitat Restoration, Sustainable IPM, and Beneficial Insect Conservation

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

A key to improving the sustainability of IPM and CBC is a diversified, native habitat that contains resources for predators and parasitoids year-round. This can be accomplished by creating a farm landscape that mimics the habitat that existed before the vineyard and is attractive to beneficial arthropods. David James and his team in Washington obtained an extensive amount of information on the relative value of more than 100 flowering plant species in attracting beneficial insects, including predators, parasitoids, and pollinators. These species include Snowy Milkweed, Yarrow, Gray Rabbitbrush, among many others.

Natural Pest Management in New York High Tunnel and Greenhouse Structures

Type: Northeast SARE Project Report

This 2007 Research and Education Grant, awarded to Cornell University, studied the use of predatory insects, resistant varieties and microbial fungicides to control pest and disease damage in commercial greenhouses and hoop house or high tunnel farming systems.

New weed control tools for smaller farms

Type: Northeast SARE From the Field Profile

Weeds can be challenging without rightsized mechanization.

No-Till and Organic

New American Farm Conference Breakout Session

Type: Presentation

No longer are no-till and organic at odds. New research efforts are developing no-till organic vegetable and field crops systems that are saving farmers tons of soil and reducing weed control costs.

Novel Methods for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Llamas and Alpacas

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

Novel Methods for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Llamas and Alpacas, presented by Ann Gillespie (Georgia).

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Onion Systems Management Strategies for Crop Nutrition, Weeds, Thrips, and Iris Yellow Spot Virus

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Seven videos demonstrating project results and showcasing sustainable crop and pest management practices for onions were developed.

Optimizing Weed Suppression and Nutrient Use Efficiency in Cover Crop-Based No-Till Organic Corn

Type: Northeast SARE Multimedia

In this webinar, Hanna Poffenbarger of the University of Maryland and Steven Mirsky of the USDA-ARS Sustainable Agriculture Systems Lab discuss optimizing cover crop mixture composition and manure application to achieve weed suppression and adequate, efficient nitrogen delivery in a cover crop-based no-till corn system.

Organic Control of White Mold in High Tunnels

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This video presents information on the high tunnel production system most commonly used in Kentucky; the disease cycle of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum; and two control tactics compatible with national organic standards, solarization and biofumigation.

Organic Insect Management in Sweet Corn

Scouting, thresholds and management methods for key caterpillar pests

Type: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet discusses an integrated strategy for controlling three caterpillar species—corn earworm, European corn borer and fall armyworm—using methods that meet current organic certification standards. Any grower interested in methods that are safe for the applicator and the environment may be interested in this approach.

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Organic Sweet Corn IPM: A 15-Year Project

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

Organic Sweet Corn IPM: A 15-Year Project, presented by Ruth Hazzard (Massachusetts).

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Organic Vineyard/Orchard Weed and Grass Management Using Miniature Sheep

FW04-028, Deborah Walton, California

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Pest Control Services from Natural Habitat

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

With recognition of the risks of pesticides and a desire to reduce agriculture’s dependency on chemicals, there is an increased interest in enhancing communities of natural enemies of agricultural pests to provide a more sustainable means of pest control. More attention needs to be paid to the arthropod relationships at the interface of agricultural and natural systems. Rebecca Chaplin, a graduate student at UC Berkeley, questioned whether natural habitat near agricultural areas could provide resources for the natural enemies of agricultural pests.

Predatory Mites for Organic Thrips Control in High Tunnel Cucumbers

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A presentation of research on biological control methods in New York high tunnel or hoop house farming systems, including cultural practices, plant resistance, grafting, rotations, sprays and beneficials.

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Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Most County Extension Agents and Educators get questions related to wildlife pests. These may be for backyard wildlife pests or they may be related to traditional or organic farmers or ranchers. The purpose of this handbook is to provide information and access to materials to address the most common wildlife damage questions Extension Agents receive.

Rat Control in Pineapples on Rota

FW03-017, Lino Mendiola, Northern Mariana Islands

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Reduced Tillage/Living Mulch System Manages Insect Pests

New American Farm Conference Poster

Type: Poster

Reduced Tillage/Living Mulch System Manages Insect Pests, presented by Helen Atthowe (Montana).

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Reducing Drosophila suzukii Management Challenges: An Alternative to Insecticide Cover Sprays

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

Berry and stone fruit growers are facing a new invasive pest that can cause yield losses of up to 80%; the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii. To minimize crop losses, growers use repeated cover sprays of broad spectrum insecticides, and the number of applications has greatly increased since the arrival of SWD. It may be possible to lessen these problems by the use of border sprays, as the tractor and spray equipment travel around the edge of the field, and, if effective, reduce chemical use and alleviate risks to the environment and humans.

Researchers Study Forage Chicory for Parasite Reduction in Sheep

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

Sheep and goat production is a growing enterprise for small and limited resource farmers in the North Central region. While small ruminants (sheep and goats) are adaptable to many different production systems and can be raised with relatively few inputs, they present production challenges. In Ohio, researchers are examining the use of forage chicory as part of a gastrointestinal nematode parasites control strategy for sheep.

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Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Crop management,fact sheets, and extensive appendices.

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SARE Publications Kit

Type: National SARE Promotional Product

Order an entire set of SARE Outreach books and bulletins for one low price.


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Season Extension: Pest Management

High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques

Type: Topic Room

Information on how to handle pests and disease in the special growing environment of a high tunnel or hoop house, greenhouse or other season extension structure.

Semiochemical-Based Trapping Method for Weevil Pests on Guam

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Semiochemical-based trapping methods were developed for the control of the banana weevil (Cosmopolites sordidus), the New Guinea sugarcane weevil (Rhabdoscelus obscurus) and the sweetpotato weevil (Cylas formicarius) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Photos of trapping systems, as well as trapping dates, were collected and developed into an instruction manual along with the developed methods.

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Sheep Grazing - Alfalfa Economic Tool

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This program was developed from current research for sheep and alfalfa producers as an economic decision and support tool.

Sheep Grazing to Manage Crop Residues, Insects and Weeds in Northern Plains Grain and Alfalfa Systems

Type: Fact Sheet

In a SARE-funded project coordinated by Montana State University, researchers have demonstrated that using sheep to graze crop residue and summer fallow can help address insect, weed and residue management challenges.

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Southern SARE's Integrated Pest Management for Organic Crops Course

Type: Southern SARE Online Course

Course on how to incorporate principles and practices of sustainable agriculture in training for southern region ag professionals, with a focus on integrated pest management.

Steel in the Field

A Farmer's Guide to Weed Management Tools

Type: Book

Weed control demands time, labor and expense for every farmer every year. Steel in the Field shows how today's implements and techniques can control weeds while reducing—or eliminating—herbicides. Available only online.

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Strategies for Coping with Parasite Larvae on Pastures in the Springtime in Ohio

Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This multi-page fact sheet describes basic parasite biology for gastrointestinal worms acquired by sheep and goats on pastures, and provides several strategies for managing internal parasitism. 

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Sustainable Pest Management in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Type: Fact Sheet

From 2007 to 2009, Cornell researchers in New York used a SARE grant to study the efficacy of biological insect control in minimally heated greenhouses and high tunnels or hoop houses. This fact sheet reports the results and provides detailed advice on how growers can use natural enemies to manage insect pests in minimally heated greenhouses and unheated high tunnels.

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Sustainable Root Rot and Soil Management in Raspberry

Type: Western SARE From the Field Profile

Ninety percent of processed raspberry acreage in the U.S. is found in the Pacific Northwest, with the majority in Skagit and Whatcom counties. By 2009, the length of harvestable plantings had declined as much as 50% due to Phytophthora root rot (PRR), plant pathogenic nematodes (PPN), and other factors. Growers were suspecting that current practices may have led to soil conditions that favored these pathogens. In her Western SARE-funded project, Sustainable Root Rot and Soil Management in Raspberry (GW09-021), Jessica Gigot aimed to develop a quantitative molecular assay for Pr in raspberry soil and roots and investigate alternatives to fumigation for pre-plant management of these pathogens.

The New American Farmer, 2nd Edition

Profiles of Agricultural Innovation

Type: Book

Hailing from small vegetable farms, cattle ranches and grain farms covering thousands of acres, the producers in The New American Farmer, 2nd edition have embraced new sustainable approaches to agriculture.

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Tomato Grafting for Disease Resistance and Increased Productivity

Type: Fact Sheet

Researchers around the world have demonstrated that grafting—the fusing of a scion (young shoot) onto a resistant rootstock—can protect plants against a variety of soil-borne fungal, bacterial, viral and nematode diseases invarious climates and conditions.

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Tri-State Greenhouse IPM Workshops

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Presentations and other resources from workshops on integrated pest management (IPM) for greenhouse growers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, held annually since 2011.

Use of Domestic Geese to Control Weeds for Agriculture and Forestry Applications in Alaska

AW91-001, Tricia Wurtz, Alaska

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Vegetable Bedding Plants Pest Management

Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A University of Massachusetts web page with information on integrated pest management (IPM), a practical way to effectively manage pests on vegetable bedding plants.

Weed Management and Soil Fertility on a Sub-Arctic Farm

FW08-017, Michael Emers, Alaska

Type: Western SARE Project Summary

Wireworm Biology and Nonchemical Management in Potatoes

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Larval wireworms are among the most destructive of soil insect pests. This publication reviews the wireworm literature and provides information on wireworm biology, monitoring risk assessment and nonchemical control options that can be integrated into a variety of production systems.

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