MN - Vegetable IPM Newsletter

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Readership Survey Results

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Pheromone and Light Traps for Sweet Corn Insects

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Vol. 2 No. 2   February 25, 2000

Readership Survey Results

Jeanne Ciborowski, MDA IPM Program, Co-Editor

This past November, you may recall receiving a survey regarding this Newsletter. A total of 66 surveys were returned. The survey results were tabulated and this is what those of you who responded had to say.

1. Which category best describes your occupation?

Occupation # of Responses
Grower 27
Processor 15
Teaching/Research 11
Crop Consultant 4
Other 9
The two largest groups of respondents were growers (41%) and processors (23%).

2. In which state are you located?*

Minnesota 49 Wisconsin 14
Illinois 4 North Dakota 1
Texas 1 Washington 1
* May have listed more than one state.

3. In which counties in MN do you work?

All counties in Minnesota were represented. Counties which were mentioned five or more times include:
Anoka, Brown, Dakota, Douglas, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Rice, Sherburne, Stearns, Steele, Washington, And Wright.

4. Of the following categories which are useful to you?

Detailed information on specific pests 57
Information on insect IPM methods 54
Information on plant disease IPM methods 54
Information on weed IPM methods 50
Information on new issues (e.g. food safety, GMO crops) 46
Information on sweet corn pests 45
Information on pumpkin and squash pests 39
Data from the 'Blacklight Trapping Network' 37
Information on cabbage pests 33

Many of you indicated that you would like more informaiton on specific pests, insect IPM methods, and plant disease IPM methods.

This survey will help us plant future editions to serve your needs better.


Co-Editors:Bill Hutchison, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota,
Jeanne Ciborowski, IPM Program, Minnesota Department of Agriculture,
Cindy Tong, Department of Horticulture, University of Minnesota,
Production Editor: Suzanne Wold, Research Specialist, University of Minnesota,

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Last Revised February 25, 2000.
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