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Biocontrol 101

March 29, 2023, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Voorheesville, NY
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Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program are pleased to present “Biocontrol 101” on March 29, 2023, 8:30AM–4:00PM. Farmers and growers who grow vegetables, cut flowers, bedding plants, potted plants, etc. in greenhouses and high tunnels will learn about biocontrol options to manage common insect pests and pathogens in greenhouses and high tunnels.

The workshop includes lectures, hands-on activities and a greenhouse tour. Lectures will be held at CCE Albany County, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville NY. The greenhouse tour will be held at Gade Farm, 2479 Western Ave, Altamont NY.

4.25 NYS DEC Pesticide applicator recertification credits for categories 1a, 3a, 3c, 24, and 25 are available.

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed. Please register by March 24, 2023 at: For assistance with registration, 518-765-3518/email For program questions, contact: Jingjing Yin, 518-429-8608.

The cost to attend this event is $45 per person for residents of the four counties of the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Washington Counties), and $60 per person for residents of all other areas. Lunch is included.


8:30AM: Sign-in/Introductions

9:00AM: Scouting for pests and diseases

   Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, Senior Extension Associate, Ornamentals IPM Coordinaor, NYS Integrated Pest Management

9:30AM: What are biopesticides and how I should use them?

   Speaker: Dr. Amara Dunn, Biocontrol Specialist, NYS Integrated Pest Management

10:30AM: BREAK

10:40AM: Approaches to the biological control of common insect pests

   Speaker: Carol Glenister, Founder, President, and Entomologist, IPM Laboratories, Inc.

11:40AM: Hands-on activity

12:00PM: LUNCH

1:00PM: Biocontrol application methods and timing

   Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, Dr. Amara Dunn, and Carol Glenister

2:00PM: Drive to Gade Farm for the greenhouse tour

2:30PM: Greenhouse tour, demonstrations, and discussions


March 29, 2023, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Albany County
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186 United States
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Jingjing Yin