Greenhouse Canada

Virtual Event
Virtual Grower Day | Flowers & Vegetables
August 12, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

Setting microbes in motion

Speaker: Dr. Deborah Henderson, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Explore different strains of beneficial microbial biofungicides available to greenhouse production. Learn how they could be used to prevent and manage different diseases and pathogens.

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Dr. Deborah Henderson, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Deborah Henderson has been the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture (ISH) since 2005 and LEEF Regional Innovation Chair since 2009 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She received her PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1982, and established E.S. Cropconsult Ltd. in 1989 to offer IPM and research services to both conventional and organic agriculture in the Fraser Valley. Deborah developed an active research program in biological and non-chemical management strategies for pests and diseases to advance agriculture and landscapes towards ecologically sound alternatives. Her research at ISH develops microbial biocontrols and environmentally sound bioproducts in partnership with agricultural industry partners. Her goal is to put more biocontrol option in the hands of growers. The Institute has both research capacity and production capacity for beneficial fungi and insect viruses and over the next few years, is developing this capacity to become an incubator for new biopesticides.

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