A podcast by Extension State Specialist and Entomologist Anna Wallingford exploring the details of integrated pest management (IPM).
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 022: SWD Monitoring - June 30, 2020
Anna reports on her conclusions from a summer project funded by the New Hampshire Department of Ag & Markets IPM Program and catches up with some old friends from Cornell, Juliet Carroll of NYIPM, and Steve Hesler of the Loeb Lab at Cornell’s AgriTech campus. Monitoring SWD stinks, both literally and figuratively, but Julie and Steve will help convince you that it’s an important part of managing small fruit crops.
Anna gets philosophical with Dr. Kelly Hamby of the University of Maryland and asks: Are seed treatments really IPM?
Anna seeks the help of her neighborhood plant pathology experts, directors of the plant diagnostic clinics at UVM & UNH Ann Hazelrigg of UVM & Cheryl Smith of UNH, to break down IPM of mummyberry, a fungal disease affecting blueberry. Things get complicated as we attempt to integrate pollinator protection into our theoretical IPM program. There is a silver lining in the potential solution, a little help from work done by Rufus Isaacs, MSU.
Anna discusses the state onion IPM with Dr. Ashley Leach (previously Cornell AgriTech, now Purdue University), and how resistant cultivars, fertility, and chemical controls integrate to protect high quality onion crops.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 017: Potting Mix Malady - April 7, 2020
Anna jumps into spring covering basics of soil structure and problems with compost-based potting mixes with University of Rhode Island’s Andy Radin.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 016: Brown Marmorated Stinkbug (BMSB) Part I - when to freak out - August 28, 2019
Brown marmorated stinkbug (BMSB) is an invasive insect species that is a major agricultural pests in many parts of the US but only occurs at low numbers in New Hampshire. Anna wants to know if BMSB problems are in our future and when we should freak out? She asks for some advice from Rob Morison (USDA-ARS), Daniel Frank (WVU), and Anne Nielsen (Rutgers). Spoiler alert: the answer is not yet…
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 015: SWD and Blueberry Maggot - August 14, 2019
Anna discusses the current situation with flies laying their eggs in blueberries with wild blueberry extension specialist, Lily Calderwood of UMaine.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 014: Striped Cucumber Beetle - July 30, 2019
Anna wonders aloud if we are currently in a golden age of striped cucumber beetle research and finds out about what’s going on down in South Carolina in the Blubaugh lab of Clemson University.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 013: Potato Leafhopper - July 16, 2019
Anna chats with hops IPM expert, Lily Calderwood of UMaine, about potato leafhopper and it’s likes and dislikes.
Anna dwells on the concept of acceptable levels of pests and talks to PhD student, Kadie Britt of Virginia Tech, about establishing pest thresholds in a new crop, industrial hemp.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 011: Fruit IPM - Fireblight, bacterial ooze & the insects that love them - June 25, 2019
Anna chats with PhD candidate, Matt Boucher of Cornell University, and IPM expert extraordinaire, Kathleen Leahy of Polaris Orchard IPM, about who is to blame for spreading the causal agent of fireblight in apple.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 010: Fruit IPM - Peach tree borer - June 18, 2019
Anna talks with fellow clearwing moth enthusiast, Dr. Daniel Frank of West Virginia University, about non-toxic management options for peach tree borers.
Anna covers the basics of Colorado potato beetle IPM with the one you want to ask, Andrei Alyokhin of University of Maine.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 008: Plum Curculio (Part I) - June 4, 2019
Anna discusses a century of plum curculio research with Doug Pfeiffer (Virginia Tech) and Anne Nielsen (Rutgers University), and how sweet we have in up here in New England compared to more southern regions.
Anna gets into Participatory Action Research (PAR) with Vic Izzo and Scott Lewins from the University of Vermont. They discuss an ongoing PAR project investigating IPM solutions for the invasive leek moth, which is not a pest in New Hampshire…yet.
Anna takes a break from murder and mayhem to chat with pollinator biologist, Frank Drummond of the University of Maine, about a native crop and a native pollinator complex.
Anna waxes philosophical about good guys and bad guys. Things get confusing when she discusses earwigs with Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffries of USDA-ARS about the status of earwigs in western tree fruit.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 004: Onion Maggot - May 7, 2019
Anna celebrates Mother’s Day by covering the history of cabbage maggot research, and our efforts to interfere with onion maggot maternal choice. She chats with follow entomologist, Brian Nault of Cornell University, about the current state of commercial onion maggot IPM.
Over-informed on IPM - Episode 002: Identify and Monitor - April 30, 2019
Identifying and monitoring pests is the first step in any IPM approach.