Virtual Grower Day | Flowers & Vegetables
August 12, 2020 at
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The economics of biocontrol
Speaker: Graeme Murphy, bioLogical Control Solutions
Biological control is an effective control strategy for major greenhouse pests; but how do the economics of using biocontrol stack up against the use of pesticides and do growers have a good handle on the breakdown of their biocontrol costs? This presentation will discuss the economic questions around the use of biocontrol.
Graeme Murphy, bioLogical Control Solutions
Graeme completed his undergraduate degree in biological sciences and his master’s in agricultural science in Melbourne, Australia. He worked for eight years with the Victorian State Government in Australia, initially as an entomologist with the Department of Agriculture, and for two years as a research scientist with the Department of Natural Resources. In 1988, he moved to Canada and from then until the end of 2014, he worked as the Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.