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.
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
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.
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