- The purpose of the NYS Field Crop Weekly Pest Report is to provide timely pest information to field crop extension educators and crop consultants. The report compiles weekly pest and crop observations collected by field crop extension personnel across NYS. In addition, the Weekly Report provides a vehicle to disseminate other relevant IPM information such as pest identification, scouting techniques and a calendar with suggestions for pest management activities. The pest report is distributed via the Cornell In-house Field Crops List Serve and General Field Crops List Serve. Seventeen NYS Weekly Pest Reports were published in 2007. Extension Educators and crop consultants utilize the Weekly Report as an overview of timely pest information, and have found the report useful in alerting their local clientele regarding pest management issues.