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Site-Specific Pest Management in Nebraska Corn and Soybean Production Systems

Zachary Donald Rystrom, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Site-specific management (SSM) is widely used by farm producers to fertilize their fields. However, whole field management is currently practiced in integrated pest management (IPM). Site-specific management and agricultural technology can improve IPM especially when precision application of inputs can reduce selection pressure on pest populations, benefit the environment, or save costs of inputs. There is potential for site-specific pest management (SSPM) where pests, or environments vary spatially, and recommended management practices can be applied with precision. Three case studies are evaluated for SSPM to be applied in Nebraska corn and soybean production systems including corn rootworm, preemergence herbicides, and soybean cyst nematode. Additional research will be needed for SSPM to reach its potential in future agricultural production systems.

Subject Area

Plant sciences|Agriculture

Recommended Citation

Rystrom, Zachary Donald, "Site-Specific Pest Management in Nebraska Corn and Soybean Production Systems" (2022). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI28970573.