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Advanced Biological Pest Management for Nurseries and Greenhouses

June 16, 2016

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Going Further on the BioControl Bus:

Advanced Biological Pest Management for Nurseries & Greenhouses

A Workshop and Educational Tour/Demonstration

Workshop, Tour, and Demonstrations

Pre-registration required

Register at: http://www.pesticide.org/advanced_biological_pest_2016

 

Join us for an advanced biological control workshop and tour/demonstration featuring techniques for more challenging pests, including thrips. This day is limited to a grower audience with some experience.

 

Date/Time:  

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Featuring:

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting and Robin Rosetta, Oregon State University Extension Horticulturalist

Location:

OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC)

15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002

Cost:

$35. Lunch and tour transportation provided.

 

AGENDA:

Advanced Biological Pest Management – Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting

  • Local and National Trends and Concerns for Biocontrol
  • Top Pests Commercial Growers Face Today: Thrips, Aphids, Flies, and Mites
  • Available Products and How to Use in a Biological Control Program
  • Resources and Suppliers
  • Rearing your own Beneficials
  • Biopesticides – State of the Industry
  • Chemical Compatibility with Biocontrols

 

Whole-Farm Revenue Insurance – George Harris, Northwest Farm Credit Services

  • Learn about a crop insurance program that provides a new opportunity for specialty crop and diversified farms to secure coverage.

 

Grower Roundtable –  Facilitated by Robin Rosetta and Suzanne Wainwright-Evans

  • Participate in an open discussion with other growers about what’s working and what’s needed in Oregon’s nursery and greenhouse biocontrol efforts.

 

Tour Local Nurseries

  • Demonstrations: Techniques for Managing Thrips and Other Pests, Applying Predatory Natural Enemies, Banker Plants, Integrating Microbials, Dip Demonstration. Tour transportation is provided and will depart and return from NWREC.

 

Hosted by Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and USDA Risk Management Agency.

 

Thank you,

Sharon Selvaggio

Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

office – 541-344-5044, Ext. 35     cell – 503-704-0327

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. Become a member here!

Biocontrol workshop info flier

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