Pest Management

USDA Pesticide Record Book

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Use this book to help keep track of pesticides sprayed on your farm.  Note that Massachusetts applicators should also record the purpose and method of application.  To be in compliant with the 2017 EPA Worker Protection Standards, you should also record the start and end time of the application.  

5.20.17 // 10:00am to 12:00pm

Weed and Pest Management Field Workshop

2 hour free workshop on pest and weed management

Pest ID class - 1 of 2

Word document class outline pertaining to common pests and practicing identification.  Class includes game to identify common pests and test farmer knowledge.  All regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.

Growing healthy tomatoes class - 2 of 2

Powerpoint presentation for farmers of tomato production. Includes common diseases, strategies for pest and disease management, different tomato varieties, and production. Paired with Growing Healthy Tomatoes Class - 1 of 2 outline. All regions. English level: Beginner. Farming level: Beginner. Literacy level: Pre. Keywords: tomato, cherry tomato, sauce tomato, heirloom tomato, seeding, germination, vegetable production, transplant

Whole Farm Management for Hmong Farmers

PDF curriculum guide for trainers of pre-literate farmers.  Geared towards Hmong farmers, but can be easily adapted.  Curriculum contains several lessons, topics include: farm management, resource evaluation, sustainable crop production, soil managment, integrated pest and weed management, equipment usage, irrigation and sustainable livestock and poultry production.  North East Region. English Level: advanced. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: advanced. Key Words: sustainable pratices, pest management.

Pest ID class - 2 of 2

Word document class outline pertaining to common pests and practicing identification.  Class includes game to identify common pests and test farmer knowledge.  All regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: beginning. Literacy Level: Pre.

Good Bug Bad Bug

Powerpoint presentation for farmers on how to identify and control for different good and bad bugs.  North East.  English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: low/moderate.  Key Words: pests, beneficials.

GYOG Resources 2011 - MOFGA's Workshop

PDF outline of resources for farmers and trainers.  Includes a sample powerpoint presentation about organic farming and pest management, a check list to identify pests and lists places to find helpful resources and seed companies.  English Level: Developing (intermediate).  Farming Level: Beginning.  Literacy Level: Moderate/Semi.

Organic Pest Management Basics

Presentation includes the basic principles of organic pest management as well as illustrates the differences between good and bad bugs.

Brassica Care

Presentation by New Farms for New Americans that outlines basics of the Brassica family including specific crops, how and when to plant, and common pests and diseases.

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