Combination Treatment for Cucumber Beetles
Since 2006, Iowa State University has supported on-farm research through the ISU On-Farm Research and Demonstration Program, and PFI has helped promote this program. Projects submitted for funding must represent collaborations of farmers and ISU faculty, staff, or students. PFI organic vegetable grower Susan Jutz (Solon) had a question about managing cucumber beetles organically in winter squash. She recruited two other growers, Laura Krouse (Mt. Vernon) and Sally Worley, who at the time managed the CSA garden for The Homestead, in Runnells. PFI helped these producers team up with Dr. Hank Taber of the ISU Horticulture Dept.