Updated: May 4, 2021
Before we can properly serve you with any of our customized services, our team needs to takes a long, hard, look under the hood of your pest control program.
We work with growers by conducting a risk assessment of their integrated pest management (IPM) program with the focus of increasing biocontrol efficacy, application efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. With the constantly changing agriculture regulatory environments, pesticide resistance, and increasing pest pressures, it is imperative that growers consistently evaluate and fine-tune strategies for protecting their crops.
1. CropWalk Risk Assessment™
The CropWalk Risk Assessment™ begins as a diagnostic gathering of information around the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and external threats, which allows us to uncover risk and potential cost savings.
After the risk assessment, growers receive a detailed scorecard evaluating 10 categories with specific analysis of their risks along with actionable, mitigation advice that can be implemented into an IPM Program.
The risk assessment with the Action Report delivered to the grower lays the foundation for the facility to prevent pests, save labor, and secure their biocontrol supply chain. While we encourage growers to implement our action advice into their IPM Programs on their own, we also offer program planning and implementation initiatives that benefit the entire organization, top to bottom, focused on action steps that align production goals with overall pest management strategy.
2. IPM Program Development
After we’ve carried out the CropWalk Risk Assessment™, we’re very well-positioned to develop a robust and comprehensive IPM Program for your unique operation; specific to your final products, cropping system, genetics, unique structures, and infrastructures, as well as current and likely pest and pathogen pressures.
Our team is well-versed in creating customized IPM Programs. Learn more about how we can help create or improve your IPM Program here.
3. IPM Training
After we’ve designed (or improved) your unique IPM Program, we can train your team around that program over multiple days with presentations, hands-on exercises, assessments, role-play scenarios, and more with a program designed by university educators. Click here to learn more about our training program.
Some aspects of this training can be offered remotely and some will be hosted via online learning programs in the near future. But for now, as biosecurity professionals, we take all precautions available.
4. BCA Supply Chain Management
After the risk assessment, we'll better understand your exact needs for biological control agents (BCAs) and which supplier can provide you with the best deal possible.
5. Remote Monitoring
Now that we know your operation in and out, we are well-positioned to help you implement your new IPM Program. With various technologies, we're able to help you collect and analyze environmental condition data and pest pressure data so you can continue to improve your IPM Plan.