The IPM Toolbox: "Pest Management in No-Till Corn Silage Systems - With an Introduction to Northeast SARE Funding Programs and Resources" - Webinar Recording

The entomology research team at Penn State, led by Dr. John Tooker, has been studying the effects of neonicotinoid seed treatments (NSTs) used in no-till corn silage systems. Ongoing research has revealed that NSTs are exacerbating slug populations in no-till crop fields by disrupting biological control. Debra Heleba shares information about Northeast SARE's IPM resources and grant programs.

No-Till Tuesdays: Pests to Expect in No-Till Systems with John Tooker

In this webinar, recorded on Apr 18, 2017, Dr. John Tooker, Pennsylvania State University, shares his research looking at pest management in no-till systems. The webinar was part of a series conducted by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils

Pest Management from an Ecological Framework

This webinar will focus on ecological management of agricultural pests (insects and slugs); and, it will emphasize the importance of pairing soil health practices with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to ensure that gains in soil health are not degraded by unnecessary pesticide use.

Natural Enemies of Crop Pests

An example of a ground beetle (Pterostichus melanarius) preying upon a corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea) caterpillar. Watch more videos from our former grad student, Ian Grettenberger, of natural enemies preying on common crop pests.

Using Insect Pheromone Traps

An overview of insect pest and insect pheromone trapping in Pennsylvania with John Tooker, Penn State Entomologist.

John Tooker Soybean Field Pest Walk

This scouting walk was conducted in soybean fields of Pennsylvania. The objective of this scouting activity was to look for insect pest to determine through Integrated Pest Management if a the application of an insecticide was necessary. During the process, many species of insects, including beneficial organisms, it was determined whether economic thresholds were reached.

Diverse Wheat for Pest and Disease - Penn State Extension

Dr John Tooker, Penn State Extension is working with growers to investigate whether having multiple cultivars of wheat in a field will help project the crop from insects and diseases and boost yield.

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John Tooker, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Entomology