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2011 Excellence-in-IPM Award Winners

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Greenhouse Team Earns IPM Award for Helping Other Growers

Jul 24, 2012

Susan and Tom Palomaki knew that greenhouses provide perfect moisture and warmth, not just for plants, but for pests. But in 2005 when they bought Lucas Greenhouses, with over a million plants under one roof, they didn’t want to be tied to the weekly spray routines commonly used to combat greenhouse pests. Read more

Neither Rain nor Mud nor (Etc.) Earns IPM Award for Cornell Farm Manager

Feb 11, 2012

Three days after Tropical Storm Lee blew through the Northeast in early September 2011, turning streams into rivers, then lakes, getting a tractor into the waterlogged research plots at Cornell University's Thompson Research Farm was an obvious no-go. So farm manager Steve McKay slipped on a backpack sprayer and slogged through the muddy fields bordering Fall Creek. Read more