Kentucky IPM - Field Crops
|Until 1993, the main function of the IPM Program in Kentucky
was to coordinate county-based programs in which scouts monitored
fields on a weekly basis, looking for developing insect, weed, or
Data were analyzed and returned to the cooperating farmer in weekly
and annual summary reports. The IPM program worked with the County
Cooperative Extension office to provide training and support for
the scouts. County-based programs continue to be a part of the IPM
Program in Kentucky, but this function has diminished as scouting
has gradually been transferred to the private sector.
||Training sessions covering techniques for scouting alfalfa,
corn, soybeans, small grains, and tobacco were attended by over
100 farmers and employees of professional scouting services in 1996.
|The Kentucky IPM Program provides support for county extension
personnel to develop special interest training packages for their
Because of the high price of wheat in 1996, farmers became interested
in learning more about growing wheat on their farms. With support
from the Kentucky IPM Program and the Kentucky Small Grain Growers
Association, a county extension agent in an area not usually devoted
to wheat production, developed a regional "Intensive Wheat Training"
workshop for his growers. IPM materials were included in the resource
notebook provided and Extension specialists from the IPM work group
presented the training. Approximately 200 growers attended the workshop.
Original document: 13 April 1998
Last updated: 24 April 2001
Scoutcat logo courtesy of C. Ware, copyright 2000