Wisconsin Program Enhances Bio-based Pest Management

Published online: Apr 26, 2018 Fungicide, Herbicide, Insecticide
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Wisconsin’s “Healthy Grown” potato program has been thriving in advancing innovative, ecologically sound production systems. Currently, around 8,000 acres of fresh market potatoes are grown under stringent environmental protocols. “Healthy Grown” works to advance growers’ use of bio-intensive integrated pest management (IPM), reduce reliance on high-risk pesticides, and enhance ecosystem conservation efforts through the high-bar, sustainable potato and vegetable standards.

In a series of videos published on YouTube, the process and background of the development of “Healthy Grown” are described, as well as improvements for the program.

Contact Deana Knuteson (dknuteson@wisc.edu) for more details.