Online Course Offered in Biological Control in Greenhouses by U.S. Experts

Predatory mites are integral to greenhouse biocontrol programs.

Experts at Michigan State and Kansas State are now offering a fall term of the pre-recorded online course on Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.

The enrollment period is open until Oct. 14, 2016, where the course will then be available until Jan. 13, 2017. Keeping reading for more details.

This workshop is brought to you by Michigan State University Extension and Kansas State University Research and Extension, some of the best the U.S. has to offer in greenhouse IPM research and knowledge transfer.

The four hours of pre-recorded lecture and video demonstrations are divided into six units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Greenhouse Biological Control
  • Unit 2: Commercially Available Biological Control Agents
  • Unit 3: Using Banker Plants in Biological Control Programs
  • Unit 4: Implementing a Biological Control Program
  • Unit 5: Interactions of Pesticides and Biological Control Programs
  • Unit 6: Greenhouse Examples of Biological Control Systems: Application Strategy and Costs

The cost of the course is $129 USD (approx. $170 CDN) per individual. Once you have paid for the course, completed the pre-test, final exam and the post-course evaluation, you will be eligible for a $20 refund.  For more information, email Heidi Wollaeger, at  Register online here.



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