by Margaret Haining Cowles
MY-T Acres, Inc. is a large farm operation located in Genesee County and primarily operated by Peter (shown above), Phil, and Nate Call. My-T Acres has been one of the most consistent adopters of IPM practices. The Calls have cooperated in the development and testing of many vegetable IPM strategies, including those for sweet corn, snap beans, and cabbage. They have also designated one of their employees to provide IPM services to them. This person is a former IPM specialist and attends most IPM training courses and participates in the agricultural weather network. The owners of My-T Acres routinely scout all of their crops, keeping detailed records for future evaluation. They have used Cornell IPM information as a springboard to develop more precise IPM practices specifically suited to their farm.