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Greenhouse Biocontrol Demonstrations

Demand for reduced pesticide use has reached greenhouse growers

The goal of this project is to educate the grower to the consumer chain and give growers confidence in applying biocontrol materials. (Ken_from_MD, Flickr/Creative Commons)

ALBANY CO., N.Y. — There is growing interest in sustainable pest management from consumers, retailers, and growers of flower and vegetable starts. Consumer demand for reduced pesticide use has reached greenhouse growers and spurred interest in the use of biocontrol in New York’s Capital Region.

The goal of this project is to educate the grower to the consumer chain and give growers confidence in applying biocontrol materials. A demonstration workshop series provide an understanding of who, what, where, and why predatory and parasitic organisms (biocontrol agents) are used to manage pests in greenhouses effectively.

This project and workshop series will take place at the Schenectady County Horticulture Education Center (SCHEC). Led by Dr. Lily Calderwood of Cornell Cooperative Extension and a member of Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program, this project was generously funded by the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYS IPM).

Title:    Greenhouse Biocontrol Demonstration Series

When: Sept. 15, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct 11, 2016

Where:  Schenectady County Horticulture Education Center, PTL Arthur Chaires Lane, Schenectady, NY

Description: Greenhouse Biocontrol Demonstration Series (Four Sessions)

Sept 15, 2016: Start Early. Getting Started with Biocontrol for Growers

      Sept 27, 2016: Biocontrol for the Public Eye

      Oct 4, 2016: “Mid-Season” Biocontrol workshop for Growers

      Oct 11, 2016: Biocontrol for Growers, Educators, and Consumers

Each workshop is $5.00 per person.

Questions? Tove Ford (tff24@cornell.edu) or Lily Calderwood (lbc75@cornell.edu)

FREE Greenhouse Scout App for the first 40 greenhouse growers who sign up!

–Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County

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