Utah Pests News Spring 2007

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Six IPM Mini-Grants Awarded

Six integrated pest management (IPM) and sustainable agriculture mini-grants have been awarded for 2007 for a total of $10,200. Project teams and topics are diverse and will be conducted across the state. The mini grant program is designed to provide seed funds to county agents to demonstrate and stimulate adoption of IPM and sustainable agriculture practices for commercial, public, and private producers.

Congratulations to the 2007 award winners:

1) Craig Poulson and David Drake, Use of Oilseeds as Biofumigants to Control Alfalfa Stem Nematode

2) Rick Heflebower and Chad Reid, Curly Top Resistant Tomato Varieties for Southern Utah

3) Sterling Banks, Using Goats to Control Noxious Weeds

4) Clark Israelson, Michael Pace, Mark Nelson, and Craig Poulson; Economic Thresholds for Control of Alfalfa Weevil

5) Larry Sagers, JayDee Gunnell, Adrian Hinton, and Linden Greenhalgh; Reducing Pesticide Use on Turfgrass Through IPM Practices

6) Maggie Shao, IPM Methods for Home Vegetable Gardens