Northern Colorado Pest Alert Program for 2013 Crop Season will start soon
Assefa Gebre-Amlak, Pest Management Specialist
Pest Alert is one of Colorado State University Extension pest management programs coordinated by a regional pest management specialist in collaboration with state pest management specialists and county agricultural agents.
This program provides proactive pest management information based on field scouts, pheromone trap catches and pest reports from other neighboring states. It monitors economic pests of both dryland and irrigated crops in the region (alfalfa, corn, dry beans, forages, onion, potatoes, sunflowers etc.).
This program will help you determine:
- When major pests of crops occur
- Field biology of pests
- Scouting methods and timing for various pests
- Economic (action) threshold levels
- Research based specific pest management strategies
- Other related information such as degree days in pest management.
Pest alert information will be available from June to end of August for growers and agricultural businesses in the form weekly newsletter via:
Subscription fees of the pest alert newsletter will be used for hiring summer help to effectively run this program. To subscribe and receive more detailed information about this program, please contact: Assefa Gebre-Amlak, Pest Management Specialist before end of May 2013.
Colorado State University Extension,
Weld County Extension
525 N. 15th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80631-2049
Phone: 970-304-6595 ext. 2074