Upcoming Floriculture Pest Management Webinars

Here at OMAFRA, we’re always happy to promote work done by our colleagues in floriculture extension, including Michigan State University Extension!

The Fall edition of their popular Bug Bites! Webinar Series features talks on onion thrips and thrips identification (by yours truly), as well as talks on nematode application, biopesticide interactions with beneficals, and supplemental nutrition for bios! It’s jam packed! Keep reading for all the details.

Speakers from Cornell University, Biobee and Biobest USA

Speakers and topics in this season’s line up include:

  • Onion thrips and thrips identification – Sept. 7, 11 a.m. EST. Sarah Jandricic (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture)
  • Getting the most out of your beneficial nematode applications – Sept. 14, 11 a.m. EST. John Sanderson (Cornell University)
  • Biopesticides and their interaction with biological control agents – Sept. 21, 11 a.m. EST. Steven Arthurs (BioBee Biological Systems)
  • Supplemental nutrition: theory and application – Sept. 28, 11 a.m. EST. Veronica Cervantes (Biobest USA)

This seminar series is designed for intermediate to advanced growers, so bring your experiences and your questions for the discussion after the talks!

Registration information, along with the series schedule and speaker biographies, can be found at the Bug Bites! webpage or by contacting Jeremy Jubenville at 269-492-2813.

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