A survey of commercial pesticide applicator training participants was carried out during 2015 winter pesticide certification meetings to assess integrated pest management (IPM) knowledge gaps. Overall, the majority of the respondents reported that they have adequate access to IPM information and that they apply IPM principles in their pest management programs. Preventive fungicide use was identified as a regular practice by half the respondents and was dependent on the region of the state. Participants identified basic pest identification as an area in which more resources are needed. Online information and field days were the preferred options for accessing outreach and Extension.
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Byamukama, E., Szczepaniec, A., Strunk, C., Fanning, R., Bachmann, A., Deneke, D., & Johnson, P. (2016). Assessing Integrated Pest Management Implementation and Knowledge Gaps in South Dakota. Journal of Extension, 54(1), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss1/11