The efforts of the Leopold Center Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Issue Team were augmented and advanced through collaboration with Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI). Using a program of on-farm research, demonstrations, and farm field days, the project evaluated two methods that refine IPM by providing biological control options and/or more precise information about effective (as opposed to gross) pest infestation levels. Biological controls of alfalfa weevil and European corn borer were tested.
Derrick N. Exner
Year of Grant Completion
Thompson, Richard and Exner, Derrick N., "Supporting Leopold Center IPM research through on-farm trials and demonstrations" (1997). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 97.