Erin Lizotte, IPM coordinator and senior IPM educator from Michigan State University, will share, “Michigan State University IPM Program Highlights,” at the next Pests and Progress Webinar on Wednesday, May 18, at 1:30 pm ET (12:30 pm CT).
Michigan agriculture is exceptionally diverse with more than 300 commodities contributing an estimated $104 billion dollars to the state’s economy annually. The agri-food system accounts for an estimated 805,000 jobs, representing more than 20% of the state’s workforce. Michigan farms and their economic outputs are at risk from rapidly evolving pest challenges, including invasive pests, climate change, consumer perceptions, pesticide resistance, and regulatory challenges. The objectives of the Michigan State University Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) project address the CPPM focus areas of plant protection tools and tactics and use of IPM for sustainable communities. The goals of this effort are to increase agriculture and community stakeholder awareness, knowledge and adoption of IPM practices and tools through traditional and novel outreach efforts.
Please register to receive the link to this free online presentation.
The April Pests and Progress Webinar featured Dr. Janet Knodel from North Dakota State University. Knodel shared, “EIP Highlights for North Dakota,” and the recording is available on the North Central IPM Center YouTube Channel.