California Alfalfa
Integrated Pest Management Survey



A new set of tools is currently being developed to help you manage crop pests and increase your profitability. The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (iPiPE) is a national Web-based IT platform that combines user-contributed pest observations and translates them to real-time pest distribution maps and forecasts of pest risk. Throughout the season iPiPE informs you about the pests and diseases in your vicinity and provides management recommendations from professionals to help you make decisions about protecting your crop. The project is funded by a USDA Food Security Program grant and involves 28 crops around the nation.
Your participation in this survey will help shape the development of these tools to best support your pest management efforts. In addition, the results of the survey will help your Extension professionals get a better picture of alfalfa pest management actual practices in California.

This is the first of two similar surveys that will be used to determine iPiPE’s impact on the pest management practices used by alfalfa growers. The second one will take place in 2019. Survey results will be compiled by the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services at NC State University. All answers are completely confidential and will be grouped for analysis purposes. If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Jean-Jacques Dubois, at jbdubois@ncsu.edu.

The survey is organized into three broad sections, as follows:

  • Section I: General IPM Procedures—to be completed by all survey respondents—Growers and/or Crop Consultants
  • Section II: Pest Control Procedures—to be completed based on pests you manage in your operation—Growers and/or Crop Consultants
  • Section III: Other Crops Grown—to be completed by all survey respondents—Growers only
  • Section IV: Background Information on respondents—to be completed by all survey respondents—Growers only
  • General Instructions for Completing the Survey: 

  • Please click the 'Back' button on the bottom of the survey to go back and change an answer.  Please use the 'Proceed to next question' button to go forward through the survey.
  • Please allow popups from this site.
  • If you have technical difficulties completing the survey, please contact Karen Eller: karen_eller@ncsu.edu
The survey should be answered by the person (age 18 or older) who is in charge of this growing operation. In some cases, questions may be more appropriately answered by your crop consultant.
Click here to begin survey:
If you prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, click here to download and print a PDF copy. Please complete the survey and return before August 1 by fax (919-515-3642) OR mail to:
  Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services (IPM Survey)
  NC State University
  Campus Box 7401
  Raleigh, NC  27695-7401