Midwest Fruit IPM

The production of fruit crops (apples, cherries and grapes) is expanding throughout the Midwest. More Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
conservation programs are assisting fruit growers in
adopting integrated pest management (IPM). This
four-part course was designed to train leaders to help guide growers in adopting IPM. It also provides
instruction in writing NRCS IPM plans.

Course objectives:

  • Learn first hand how to devise an appropriate
    management plan for different types of farmers
  • Learn how to use the new pesticide tool, PRiME, to aid in decision making about pesticides
  • Learn about the NRCS conservation programs for
    fruit growers in the Midwest (CAP and EQIP
  • Learn how to write IPM plans for clients and NRCS conservation programs
  • Learn how to be an effective IPM coach by
    combining the latest technology and tools with
    customer service skills

Course is limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. No on-site registration permitted.

For more details go to: Center for Integrated Ag Studies

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