Growers' Perceptions and Adoption Practices of Integrated Pest Management in West Virginia
Integrated Pest Management implementation continues to be an important topic among growers. Although the continuing concerns over the residual effects of pesticides have prompted government regulations to encourage environmentally friendly approaches to pest management, adoption levels remain stagnant. The study reported here investigates the perceptions and IPM adoption practices of corn growers in West Virginia. Respondents agreed that repeated use of herbicides and insecticides with the same mode of action leads to herbicide-resistant weeds and insecticide-resistant insect pests. Additionally, scouting was the most commonly used IPM practice for insect, disease, and weed control. Recommendations for practice are also discussed.
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Vommi, H. K., LaVergne, D. D., & Gartin, S. A. (2013). Growers' Perceptions and Adoption Practices of Integrated Pest Management in West Virginia. The Journal of Extension, 51(2), Article 33. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss2/33