PARM Webinar: The Pros and Cons of Insurance Pest Management: The New IPM
July 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Although corn and soybean variety improvements (including GM crops) and reductions in pest pressures have combined to simplify crop production and improve yields, the adoption of pest management technologies – including chemical pesticides – is higher and more uniform than ever in these cropping systems. The key advantages of these approaches are convenience and simplicity, in terms of a reduction in the need for monitoring pests and a perception of minimizing risk. Dr. Krupke will discuss some of the unanticipated consequences of this approach and whether the time is right to reconsider some of the default approaches in corn and soybean insect pest management.
Christian Krupke conducts research and Extension programs focused on quantifying both the agronomic and economic benefits and unintended negative consequences of pest management, particularly neonicotinoids and Bt crops. He advocates for IPM as way to solve pest problems while preserving yield and protecting the wider environment.
This webinar is worth 1.5 continuing education units for certified crop advisors, certified professional agronomists, certified professional soil scientists and certified professional soil classifiers. One for integrated pest management and 0.5 for crop management.
The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing later. The recording link will be emailed to all registrants, it will also be available on partnershipfarm.org and YouTube.