Wednesday, June 7, 2017

IPM CROP SURVEY STARTS for Wheat, Barley and other crops

We have a group of field scouts for the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Crop Survey for 2017. Field scouts will survey wheat, barley (other small grains, too) and soybean for major disease and insect pests. The purpose of the survey program is to monitor for these economic pests and to provide pest alerts and related IPM strategies for producers and crop consultants. Field pest data that has been geo-referenced with GPS coordinates is compiled weekly and regional maps are created to show incidence and severity of pests in areas of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Maps are now being posted weekly at:


University of Minnesota Extension participates in the IPM Crop Survey in coordination with North Dakota State University Extension Service. In Minnesota, scouts are located in Crookston, Morris and Blue Earth, MN. Phillip Glogoza, Madeleine Smith and Jared Goplen coordinate the MN survey. 

Funding to support these efforts in Minnesota have been awarded by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council.