MSU IPM Programming Evaluation Focus Group Discussions with Technical Consultants and Survey of GrowersDOWNLOAD FILE
May 1, 2016 - Author: Steven R. MIller
This report details the findings of a three-part series of evaluations of the Michigan State University (MSU) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, consisting of a survey of growers and focus group discussions with specialty crop and row crop consultants. The project started with a survey of growers to assess the degree of adoption of key IPM practices and sources of information concerning such practices. The focus group discussions where used to gauge the effectiveness of such programs to grower financial outcomes, assess the barriers to adoption, and assess the overall impact on pesticide applications.