Membership in the Center for Integrated Pest Management;
Ron Stinner ( North Carolina State University) ($25000). The Project Manager's email is .
Key Words: Integrated Pest Management
The Center for Integrated Pest Management provides information to soybean producers that will help them reduce pest damage, pest management costs and provide pest management alternatives, all of which should help improve soybean production efficiency. Membership also provides an opportunity for USB to make significant input into the regional IPM centers that are managing the Asian soybean rust sentinel plot programs for CSREES with funds obtained from USDA-Risk Management Agency. Center programs include improving pest management in soybeans; monitoring and reporting of soybean pest situations and recommendations; supporting national forums on current issues impacting IPM and sustainability; and encouraging more efficient use of pesticides and GMO’s with the goal of educating extension and growers to adapt to new integrated pest management systems.
This project is funded by United Soybean Board- Production Research