IPM Apple Production Using New EPA “Reduced Risk” Sprays

Project Overview

FNE01-384
Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $5,715.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Louis Lego, Jr., Jr.
Elderberry Pond, LLC

Commodities

  • Fruits: apples, general tree fruits

Practices

  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, chemical control, field monitoring/scouting, trap crops

    Proposal summary:

    Building on results from an earlier SARE project, the farmer will test reduced-risk sprays in place of organophosphates and sterol inhibitors. The overall goal is to develop a safe and effective low-spray orchard management program that uses new material, insect monitoring and trapping, and beneficial insects in an integrated pest management program

    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.