DURHAM, N.H. — Low-risk insecticides control target pest insects with active ingredients that are less likely to cause disruption to natural enemy complexes and pose fewer health hazards to the surrounding environment, the pesticide applicator, and the consumer. Unfortunately, product efficacy varies widely and application techniques are particularly critical. In two zoom workshops, we will cover best practices for making the most of low-risk insecticides in small farm operations.
This workshop will be all about spray coverage. We will cover what you need to know if you are thinking about gearing up with backpack sprayers or fogger systems for your small farm. This webinar will feature experts in pest management and crop production from the region as well as plenty of opportunity to interact with others during small group breakout sessions (including many experience women farmers and specialists and industry representatives from DRAMM, BioSafe, and others). (2 PACs pending)
Getting good spray coverage in a small scale.
George Hamilton (UNH) will present best practices for safely and efficiently operating pesticide sprayers, tailored for small scale operations.
What you need to know when buying a sprayer for a small scale operation.
George Hamilton (UNH) will present a primer on small-scale sprayer equipment benefits & limitations.
What you need to know and sulfur burners & disease management.
Burners, ultra-low volume sprayers, and other fixed-sprayer technologies offer an attractive option for high-tunnel growers concerned with pesticide-applicator exposure, with “set and walk away” application methods. Dr. Meg McGrath (Cornell University) will present some results of her research on sulfur burners for powdery mildew management and provide an overview of benefits & limitations of this approach and the current state of commercially available products.
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