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IPM Crop Survey Starts (06/01/17)

We have a new group of field scouts for the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Crop Survey in 2017!

IPM Crop Survey Starts

We have a new group of field scouts for the Integrated knodel.3Pest Management (IPM) Crop Survey in 2017! IPM Training was conducted for the scouts on May 24th at the Carrington REC. Field scouts will survey four crops including wheat, barley, sunflower and soybean for major diseases and insect pests. The purpose of the survey program is to monitor for these economic pests and to provide timely pest alerts and IPM strategies for producers and crop consultants. Field pest data with GPS coordinates is sent weekly to NDSU Fargo, and ArcView maps are created to show incidence and severity of pests in North Dakota. Maps are posted weekly on the NDSU IPM web page (usually by Wednesday of each week), and reported on in the NDSU Crop and Pest Report.

The NDSU IPM scouts are:

Brittney Aasand, central and south central counties, working out of Carrington REC with Greg Endres

Marc Michaelson, southwest and west central counties, working out of Dickinson REC with Ryan Buetow

Hannah Kempher, north central counties, working out of NCREC in Minot with Travis Prochaska

Grace Dragseth, northwest counties, working out of Williston REC with Clair Keene

Isabelle Wieseler & Taylor Senger, southeast and east central counties, working out of NDSU campus, Fargo with Jan Knodel, Andrew Friskop and Sam Markell

Jaime Lundquist, northeast counties, working out of Langdon REC with Leslie Lubenow and Benson County Extension Office with Scott Knoke


University of Minnesota Extension also is participating in the IPM Crop Survey for wheat, barley and soybean. There are scouts located in Crookston, Twin Cities and Morris. Dr. Philip Glogoza coordinates the MN survey.

Janet J. Knodel

Extension Entomologist

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