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Vegetable IPM

Welcome to the Penn State Entomology vegetable IPM website. Information from this site deals with the insects affecting vegetable crop management and the quality of products. Integrated pest management is a primary focus of the program at Penn State.

The sweetcorn monitoring network provides access to dynamic information useful for managing insects in sweet corn and other vegetable crops. Data providers create a human infrastructure for powering mapped representations of field collected data. Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey supply data from blacklight traps. Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine supply data from pheromone traps.

Dr. Shelby Fleischer is currently researching population and community ecology of insects in vegetable agroecosystems.