Do you face persistent challenges in your greenhouse with powdery mildew? Thrips? Apphids? Root pathogens? Are you interested in using biological control but unsure how to integrate materials into your existing routine? Are you already using biologicals but unsure how to measure their effectiveness? Do you need to apply pesticides safely and effectively? Are you propagating CBD hemp plants?
This Greenhouse Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training will give participants the tools they need to develop their own Integrated Pest Management plan. Through case studies and hands-on activities, this training will explore the cornerstones of a good IPM program:
- Cultural management
- Pest/disease ID
- Sustainable control measures
Emphasis will be placed on effective diagnosis and biological controls using live examples of pests, diseases, and beneficial insects. Best management practices that support IPM will be highlighted, culminating in an IPM plan development training that responds to participants unique growing environments and challenges.