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Incorporating biofungicides in your IPM

June 11, 2013  By Dave Harrison

June 11, 2013, St. Catharines, Ont. — What role can biofungicides play in your IPM program?

June 11, 2013, St. Catharines, Ont. — What role can biofungicides play in your IPM program?

Dr. Anissa Poleatewich, a plant pathologist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, can answer that and other biocontrol questions on June 19 as a speaker at the annual Greenhouse Canada Grower Day conference.


Grower Day will be held at the Holiday Inn Parkway Conference Centre
, 327 Ontario St. in St. Catharines, just minutes off the QEW. Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the sessions getting underway at 9.

Many growers are already using biofungicides as proactive and reactive responses to plant disease and insect control in their greenhouses. Biofungicides are useful micro-organisms, such as specialized fungi and bacteria that attack and control plant pathogens and the diseases they can pass to plants. Where do you stand with the use of biofungicides? Would you rather use them to prevent a problem, to combat a problem, or to target a specific disease?

Poleatewich will share some of her graduate research and experience with disease management on crops including tree fruits, small fruits and field-grown vegetables.


Other sessions will highlight the latest on water management technologies and systems, a discussion of environmental control strategies, an update on downy mildew, and a review of some of the eye-catchers at this year’s California Spring Trials.

The day also includes a trade show with more than 30 participating companies, along with networking opportunities … and a great lunch.


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