USDA, University of Connecticut hosting greenhouse biological control conference

USDA, University of Connecticut hosting greenhouse biological control conference

The event takes place Wed., June 20 in Storrs, Conn.

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May 21, 2018
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USDA and the University of Connecticut are hosting a greenhouse biological control conference on Wednesday, June 20, and have provided the following schedule:

8:45 - 9:15 Registration, Coffee available

9:15 – 10:15 Developing an Effective, Integrated Control Program
Michael Oleykowski, Syngenta
Today’s control strategies continue to evolve. How to effectively integrate chemistries into a biologically based strategy will be discussed.

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 Biofungicides and Their Fit into Your IPM Program                                                                    Debbie Palumbo- Sanders, Technical Services Specialist, Bioworks, Victor, New York
Biofungicides offer a variety of modes of action and we will cover the diversity of products available and how they can be incorporated for success in disease-management programs.

11:30 – 12:30 Implementing Our Biological Control Program
Kerri Stafford, Head Grower & Greenhouse Manager, Cavicchio Greenhouses, Sudbury, Mass.
Stafford will discuss how they use biologicals in their wholesale greenhouse production with specific tips and techniques that have worked for them.

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch provided

1:30 - 2:30 Top Plants for Attracting Pollinators: Natives and Beyond
Annie White, Adjunct Professor, University of Vermont, and Owner/Principal Designer, Nectar Landscape Design Studio, Burlington, Vermont
Based on years of field science and observations, Annie will discuss what makes a flower pollinator friendly and will highlight top perennials and annuals for attracting pollinators to New England gardens.

2:30 - 3:30 Plants Talk Biocontrol: How to Use Plants to Manage Pests
Carol Glenister, IPM Laboratories, Locke, New York
Use your plant observations and knowledge to direct biocontrol planning, decision-making, and actions.

3:30 – 3:45 Questions, Discussion

For more information, and to register, click here.