Evaluating Alternative Pest Management Strategies for Organic Apple Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $10,000.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Maury Wills
Wills Family Orchard


  • Agronomic: oats, potatoes, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits
  • Animals: bees


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Pest Management: botanical pesticides, cultural control, field monitoring/scouting, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Soil Management: organic matter
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.