The Crop Protection Network (CPN) is a multi-state and international collaboration of university/provincial extension specialists and public/private professionals who provide unbiased, research-based information to farmers and agricultural personnel.
Below, we highlight our activities in 2016 and the impact of our efforts.
In 2016, we:
Created two new publication series: Corn Disease Management and Crop Management.
Organized printing of two books through the American Phytopathological Society: A Farmer’s Guide to Corn Diseases and A Farmer’s Guide to Soybean Diseases.
Organized a booth at the Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana to distribute CPN publications and promote extension activities.
Informed plant pathology colleagues about CPN at the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative meeting in Detroit, Michigan, and the Corn Disease Working Group meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
Developed a set of informational slides to create stakeholder awareness of CPN.
Secured funding for additional Soybean Disease Management series publications from the North Central Soybean Research Program, the United Soybean Board, and indirectly from the United States Department of Agriculture through the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program.
By the Numbers
The CPN created 7 publications for the Soybean Disease Management series.
The CPN created 6 publications for the Corn Disease Management series.
The CPN created 2 general pest management publications about fungicide resistance and pest management in cover crops.
The CPN converted the annual Corn Disease Loss Estimates into national CPN publications.
Website visitors downloaded approximately 19,000 PDFs of CPN publications.
The CPN printed and distributed more than 96,000 copies of its publications.
The CPN had input from 60 specialists representing 28 different institutions in the United States and Canada. Specialists contributed as authors and reviewers.
2016 Crop Protection Network Impact
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