Avoiding Pests on Your Farm: EP34

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Elisabeth Hodgdon the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension to talk about managing pests on your farm.

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Show Notes/Chapters

4:15 Crop Rotation

7:18 Exclusion

10:45 Mass Trapping

16:31 Resistant Varieties

19:37 Potato Scab

Lists of disease resistant vegetable varieties (various crops), by Meg McGrath, Cornell University

Mass trapping striped cucumber beetles, research and how-to instructions from Jaime Piñero (currently at UMass Extension):

Perimeter trap cropping for yellow and green summer squash, by Jude Boucher (formerly of UConn Extension)

Organic management of swede midge (PDF) by Elisabeth Hodgdon (Cornell University)

How to use banker plant systems (PDF) from the UVM Entomology Research Lab

Biocontrol resources from the NY State Integrated Pest Management Program

Follow Elisabeth and the ENYCH!

Website: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northcountry_veggies/

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