Paul O'Connor and Nicole Foley, iPiPE Interns in the 2017 Apple (New York/New England) Crop-Pest Program have created an interesting video showing psudothecium removal from an apple leaf (https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/102587176979889664215/6411549232833943122?icm=false&sqid=102290311899614601087&ssid=184e98dc-606e-4c5b-bab4-8ddef0f5e5670).
Using a small hook, the leaf's cuticle is peeled back, allowing access to the pseudothecium itself, which is then placed on a slide, topped with a coverslip and gently squashed to reveal the asci housed within it. Ten pseudothecia per slide (two pseudothecia from each leaf of a five leaf sample) are removed, and analyzed for ascus maturity and spore count under greater magnification.
iPiPE Intern Alma Olguin scouting for sugarcane aphid in sorghum was featured in Texas AgriLife Pest Cast, (Issue 1, March 31, 2017), The Row Crops Newsletter for the LRGV, a cooperative project of Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Cotton and Grain Producers of the lower Rio Grande Valley.
The call will be distributed through the regional IPM Centers to Extension professionals and is available here. Proposals will be 1-2 pages in length and due by May 4, 2017.
The iPiPE Participnat Mixer for Year 3 (iPmx3) was held in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 31-February 01, 2017. Check Posters and Photos at https://sites.google.com/site/ipipeed/annual-meetings/ipmx3.
An interesting article about the issues raised by one-size-fits-all, prophylactic crop management approaches.
Ashley Van Vliet and Kathleen Reyes, iPiPE summer interns at the University of California Cooperative Extension - Riverside County working with Dr. Vonny Barlow, have produced two UC internet blogs describing the results of their work with Brown stink bug in California’s southern desert:
Taylor Senger and Shelby Booth, iPiPE interns at North Dakota State University, together with Dr. Sam Markell, Extension Plant Pathologist and Associated Professor, appeared in an interview on KX News of Minot, North Dakota. The interview was focused on IPM and disease scouting practices and was aired in the Eye on Ag section .
The video was posted on the internet on July 27th and can be found at the following address: http://www.kxnet.com/story/32558422/eye-on-ag-crop-scouts
Rachel Kempker, iPiPE Intern at Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach, has created a video entitled "Capturing Crop Disease Photos with your Mobile Device".
The video is available at: https://youtu.be/TG4aFVaMpCs
Alfalfa Growers in California are now able to take the online iPiPE survey of IPM practices at http://survey.ncsu.edu/IPM/CAalfalfa.
Gretchen Seigworth who works with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Vegetable Program, NY will be displaying her newly designed iPiPE Poster at the Cornell Vegetable Program's field days in the coming months and at the New York State's Agriculture Expo on January 17-19, 2017.