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Seminar: The Integrated Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education or iPiPE – What It Is and Why You Should Care

Dr. Scott Isard, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State

Image: Michael Houtz, Penn State

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September 11, 2017, 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM

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The purpose of USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture iPiPE project is to share local, regional, and national observations of agricultural pests (pathogens, insects and weeds) and beneficial insects in real-time for making timelier and informed management decisions. iPiPE is currently composed of twenty-eight Crop-Pest Programs, state-based Area-Wide Pest Monitoring programs, and individual participants across the nation. I will discuss the benefits of participating, how we share observations, the apps for collecting data, as well as the mapping, pest risk modeling, and communications capabilities of the iPiPE. These IT tools for collecting and analyzing field observations of pests are available at no cost to Penn State students and faculty researchers.

Scott Isard is Professor of Aerobiology in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences at PSU. He has organized teams to operate the Soybean Rust Information System, the ipmPIPE and currently iPiPE. The $7 million, five-year iPiPE USDA Collaborative Agricultural Project is currently in the third year.

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814-865-1689