Impacts

An Ongoing Vision


2023

Crop Protection Network Impacts

Through its collaborative efforts, CPN has effectively improved the resilience and sustainability of crop management, benefiting farmers, agribusinesses, and educators alike. By disseminating new publications, research, and accessible media, CPN has contributed to more informed decision-making in crop protection, particularly in alfalfa, corn, cotton, small grains, and soybeans.

CPN's impact is evident in the high levels of engagement from a variety of stakeholders. Its website and social media platforms attract tens of thousands of users, page views, and followers. CPN remains committed to educating crop professionals, delivering thousands of Certified Crop Advisor Continuing Education Units each year. Additionally, CPN's success with its podcast series, webinars, and partnerships with other organizations has expanded its reach and influence in the field.

As CPN continues to evolve and grow, it remains an indispensable resource for the agricultural sector, contributing to more resilient and sustainable farming practices. The collaborative spirit and dedication of its members reflect their shared commitment to the vitality of crop protection and the prosperity of the farming community.

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Specialists from 40 U.S. States, Ontario, and Quebec, Canada have contributed to CPN since its inception.

250,000
Users have accessed the Crop Protection Network website
10,400
Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits awarded
6,740
Downloads of CPN "I See Dead Plants" Podcast
4,300
Followers on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram
2,000
Hours of educational content watched

Activities

The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is a dynamic organization committed to advancing crop disease and pest management research and supporting the dissemination of new information to farmers, industry professionals, and the agriculture community at large. CPN has contributed to the agricultural landscape in the U.S. and Canada through various activities and initiatives, including:

Knowledge sharing: CPN maintains, expands, and shares unbiased information, expertise, and best practices among farmers, agricultural professionals, researchers, and other stakeholders within the agricultural sector.

Publication and resource expansion: CPN provides research-based information to help farmers and others responsible for pest management decisions respond to emerging and existing issues. CPN maintains a user-friendly website that offers a wealth of resources, tools, and publications on a variety of crop diseases and pest management topics.

Podcasting and multimedia: CPN offers a variety of multimedia resources, including CPN TV, webinars, and podcasts, to deliver educational content to a broad audience.

Community Engagement: CPN actively participates in key agricultural conferences and fosters connections, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with industry professionals and experts.

International Reach: In 2023 over 25 thousand new users visited the CPN library from Canada, India, the Philippines, Brazil, Pakistan, and China.

We have 37 customer-facing staff that pride themselves in helping our customers to grow crops profitably. Invariably that means properly identifying any plant health issues. All of our staff have the Crop Protection Network bookmarked for ready access to help customers. It is an important authoritative resource to find expertly written articles and other content created by subject matter experts. It is a credible and reliable source for us to perform proper diagnostic, evaluation, and treatment recommendations with a high degree of confidence.
Dale Cowan Agronomy Strategy Manager - AGRIS Cooperative
Accurate and timely information on soybean disease impact has been incredibly valuable for the soybean farmers to understand both emerging issues and the impact of checkoff funds on the diseases that most impact profitability. The emphasis on getting actionable crop protection data and management strategies into farmer and advisor hands quickly can have an immediate positive impact on both in-season management decisions and future planning.
Jackie Weiss Director of Molecular Biology and Digital Agriculture - Smithbucklin for the United Soybean Board
The importance of getting science-based information out to growers on current and relevant agronomic issues is important in helping everyone make the best decisions and recommendations for the farm. Knowing that experts from universities across the U.S. contribute their knowledge and expertise to the articles and publications on the website gives me the confidence I need to take that information and discuss the topic with others. Every time I visit the CPN website I know that I am getting to most up-to-date information.
Andrew Penney M.S., PhD., CCA Technical Agronomist – Bayer Crop Science

Impacts Reports

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