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.

May 21, 2018
Press Release

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.