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Greenhouse IPM 101 focus of workshop


January 29, 2016
By Dave Harrison


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Jan. 29, 2016, Vineland Station, Ont. — Greenhouse IPM will be the focus of a Feb. 25 workshop at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

“Greenhouse IPM 101: Basic IPM Techniques for Insects, Mites and Diseases” will be held in Rittenhouse Hall.

The agenda includes:

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• Greenhouse pest identification.

• Review of IPM basics.

• Strategies for optimizing IPM for insects, mites and diseases.
Instructors include:

• Dr. Sarah Jandricic, greenhouse floriculture IPM specialist with OMAFRA.

• Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, research scientist and biological control specialist at Vineland.

• Ashley Summerfield, a research technician at Vineland.

An advanced class on biocontrol and its integration into IPM will be offered this summer.

The cost is $50 per person, and includes lunch and materials.

For more information, contact Jandricic at 905-562-4141, ext. 106, or sarah.jandricic@ontario.ca.

To register, contact Flowers Canada Ontario at 519-836-5495, ext. 221.