Q&A About Pest Control with Elisabeth Hodgdon: EP37

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this week’s episode I continue the conversation with Elisabeth talking about pest control practices. In Episode 34 she shared practical methods of integrated pest management. In this episode we have a bit more of a back and forth conversation doing some Q&A related to pest control on vegetable farms. 

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Show Notes

1:49 Educating Yourself on Pest Life-cycle

2:43 The Number 1 Tip Growers Should Implement  

5:21 Effectiveness of Physical Traps

8:02 Beneficial Insects

12:46 Costs of Biological Controls

16:08 What Bugs Look Scarier Looking than they Really are?

18:56 Bugs To Look Out for!

Further Resources

Lists of disease resistant vegetable varieties (various crops), by Meg McGrath, Cornell University

Mass trapping striped cucumber beetles, research and how-to instructions from Jaime Piñero (currently at UMass Extension):

Perimeter trap cropping for yellow and green summer squash, by Jude Boucher (formerly of UConn Extension)

Organic management of swede midge (PDF) by Elisabeth Hodgdon (Cornell University)

How to use banker plant systems (PDF) from the UVM Entomology Research LabBiocontrol resources from the NY State Integrated Pest Management Program

Follow Elisabeth and the ENYCH program

Website: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northcountry_veggies/

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