2020 Crop Protection Network Impact
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 2020.
In 2020, we:
Launched an online tool for crop scouts and researchers to practice estimating disease and insect feeding severity.
Completed a survey to measure CPN impact. Results indicate CPN resources are being used and adopted by agricultural experts. Respondents indicate they want CPN to diversify material beyond agronomic disease information.
Hired a communication specialist.
Improved CPN webpage user experience through better structure and navigation.
Converted PDF publications into an HTML format.
Focused on infrastructural development to increase capacity for outreach.
By the Numbers
The CPN updated or published 13 publications for Corn, Soybean, and Small Grain Disease Management.
The CPN website had more than 117,000 unique page views. Approximately 75,000 publication downloads occurred.
Fungicide efficacy tables were updated for soybean foliar diseases (CPN-1020), corn diseases (CPN-2011), soybean seedling diseases (CPN-2015), and wheat diseases (CPN-2020). These were downloaded over 12,700 times.
The top 5 non-fungicide efficacy publications downloaded on the CPN website in 2020 were (in order):
Southern Rust (CPN-2009)
Foliar Fungicide Decisions for Late-Planted Crops (CPN-4005)
Ergot: Six Things to be Mindful of with Ergot in Small Grains and Grasses (CPN-3014)
Diagnosing Interveinal Chlorosis in Soybean - It’s Not Just SDS (CPN-1023)
How Tar Spot of Corn Impacted Hybrid Yields During the 2018 Midwest Epidemic (CPN-2014)
More than 2,100 continuing education unit (CEU) exams were attempted, awarding about 850 CEUs to Certified Crop Advisers. More than 1,700 people passed quizzes, each worth 0.5 credits.
Since its inception, CPN has received input from 152 specialists from 34 U.S. states and Ontario, Canada.
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