iPiPE CAP Activities



The plan for achieving the outcomes associated with the iPiPE mission is composed of extension, education, and research objectives that define iPiPE activities: 

  • Engage Extension professionals to train, facilitate, and encourage crop consultants and growers to submit to the iPiPE observations on target pests as well as other  important endemic pests for specific commodities.
  • Recruit and train undergraduate student interns to:
      • Become familiar with iPiPE functionality
      • Use daily observations submitted by crop consultants and growers to identify pests new to a production region
      • Flag identification errors in endemic pest observations submitted to iPiPE
      • Work with extension professionals to provide up-to-date pest management guidelines, expert commentary, and risk assessments
      • Work closely with extension professionals to provide feedback (using social media tools) to growers and their consultants about pests commonly misidentified and new to a production region
  • Conduct research to quantify threat from target pests using four iPiPE modeling tools:  Modeler, Aerial Trajectory, Climate Analyst, and Risk Analyst.
  • Expand the number of IT tools and improve existing ones to modernize the public iPiPE interface and accommodate large numbers of host and pest observations, advanced derivative products, mobile device apps, commentaries, risk assessments, alerts, and educational materials for target and other important endemic pests.
  • Transfer iPiPE databases to national pest observation repository to facilitate pest-related research in the future.
  • Measure the impact of the iPiPE activities (listed above) on iPiPE knowledge, action, and condition outcomes.