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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Lexington, Kentucky 40546


1992 Kentucky Integrated Pest Management Survey


Please check the following that best describes your operation:

     1.)       Full-time farmer/producer
     2.)       Part-time farmer/producer(hold a full time job other than      
                   farming)
     3.)       Agri-Business
     4.)       Field Scouting Service Employee
     5.)       Scout for a County IPM Program
     6.)       Cooperative Extension Service Employee
     7.)       ASCS/SCS Employee


In what county is your farm or business located?


Please give the number of acres of the following crops you farm and
circle the "Y" for yes if you scout the crop and "N" for no if the crop
is not scouted: (Scouting means walking through an entire field and
checking different locations for weeds, diseases and insects.) (If you
are associated with a business, give the approximate number of acres
you serve.)
               # ACRES                                  # ACRES


     Y N                     Alfalfa            Y N                  Tobacco

     Y N                     Canola             Y N                  Small Grains

     Y N                     Corn               Y N                  Stored Grains

     Y N                     Soybeans           Y N                  Grain Sorghum (milo)

     Y N                     Vegetables         Y N                  Tree Fruit
 
     Y N                     Tree Farm          Y N                  Small Fruits

     Y N                     Hay (not Alfalfa)  Y N                  Beef (number of head)
                                               
     Y N                     Greenhouse         Y N                  Dairy (number of head)

     Y N                     Nursery Crops



When making a decision on whether or not to use a pesticide do you use
any of the following: (Check all that you use.) (The word pesticide
means fungicide, insecticide, rodenticide, herbicide, etc.)

           Estimate Pest Population

           Check areas of the entire field

           Plant Growth Stage 
         
           Stand Count

           Economic Threshold or            
            Treatment Guideline    

           Try to understand the biology of the
            pest

           Check pesticide cost                 
            per acre                                                                                                                                
             
           Choose pesticide based on
            information provided by Extension
            Service 

Please check the practices you use as a routine part of
your farming operation or recommend as a business:

            Soil Testing  

            No-till or reduced tillage
     
            Test for soil compaction     
       
            Use certified seed

            Testing for Soybean  Cyst Nematode

            Check for soil insects before planting
                  
            Conduct stand counts  

            Avoid entering muddy fields

            Crop rotation  
 
            Plant Tissue Analysis

            Insect Identification 

            Disease Identification

            Weed Identification  

            Use recommended planting dates

            Control weeds along field edges and in fence rows  
 
            Degree Days to Predict Insect Development
                            
            Insect Traps 

            Beneficial Insects

            Regular Field Scouting

            Calibrate Seeding Rates

            Irrigation Water Testing 

            Use insect and disease resistant cultivars

            Clean and sanitize tools and equipment between
              farms, fields and blocks


In the next group of questions we will ask you about
scouting fields. When we say scouting we mean walking
though an entire field and checking different locations
for weeds, disease and insects. Also, the word pests
refers to weeds, diseases and insect.
               
Check the following that apply to you:

            I scout my own fields or have other farm employees
              who do scouting

            I pay a field scouting service or consulting
               service do this

            I am a member of an operating county or state
               based IPM scouting program
 
            I have been but am not now a member of a county
               based IPM scouting program

            I am participating in an ASCS and/or SCS program
               that requires the use of Integrated 
               Crop Management or Integrated Pest Management
               practices


When scouting fields -

            I try to walk in each field at least once a week to
                check for pest damage

            I try to walk in each field at least once every two
                weeks to check for pest damage 
                
            I drive by the field each week and check for pest damage 
                from inside my truck

            I check the fields only to determine when to harvest

            I do not scout regularly, but I do examine fields
                before making a pest control decision

            I check only if my neighbor, dealer, or county agent says there
                is a particular pest problem in the county


Please check the practices you use as a routine part of your farming
operation or recommend as a business:

            Soil Testing 

            No-till or reduced tillage

            Test for soil compaction       
 
            Use certified seed
            
            Testing for Soybean Cyst Nematode

            Check for soil insects before planting

            Conduct stand counts      

            Avoid entering muddy fields
 
            Crop rotation                    
 
            Plant Tissue Analysis

            Insect Identification

            Disease Identification
   
            Weed Identification

            Use recommended planting dates

            Control weeds along field edges and in fence rows     

            Degree Days to Predict Insect  Development

            Insect Traps

            Beneficial Insects

            Regular Field Scouting

            Calibrate Seeding Rates

            Irrigation Water Testing
  
            Use insect and disease resistant cultivars

            Clean and sanitize tools and equipment between farms,
              fields and blocks



Check the following that you have attended: 

            Extension sponsored county meeting
              where integrated pest management practices were discussed

            Extension sponsored statewide or regional meeting 
              where integrated pest management practices were discussed

             Field day where pest control and integrated pest management 
               were discussed 

             Young Farmers group meeting


Have you attended a training program on Integrated Pest Management or an IPM
 Scout School?
(Check only one.)                                                       
  
              attended in 1990 or 1991
               
              attended in the last ten years
        
              attended in the last five years  

              attended in the past 15 years

              have never attend an IPM Training Program or Scout School


What kinds of reference information do you have on integrated pest management:

               Scout Manual         
               Newsletter
               Pest Picture Sheets
               Magazines            
               Text Books         
               None        

        
What kinds of records do you keep on crop fields:

               Yield Results
               Crop Rotations
               Herbicides Used
               Fungicides Used
               Insecticides Used
               Fertility inputs
               Changes in pest problems


Please estimate the amount of money in dollars per acre ($/acre) you
have made or saved using IPM techniques:
    $0 - 5        $6 - 10       $10 - 20       $20 - 50      $50 or greater

Please list any practices that you have stopped or started using as a
result of information or training in integrated pest management
procedures:   (For example, scouting in place of preplant insecticides.)                





Please enter any comments concerning this survey or integrated pest
management training needs or suggestions. 

University of Kentucky * College of Agriculture * Cooperative Extension Service
Agriculture * Home Economics * 4H * Development

Dr. Doug Johnson
Extension Entomologist and
State IPM Coordinator
Patricia L. Lucas
Extension Specialist for IPM

Kentucky IPM

Original document: 11 September 1996
Last updated: 11 September 1996


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