This pest management workshop will explore various tactics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for sustainable fruit and vegetable production. Join us for a morning of learning in the classroom and an afternoon of seeing the real-world application of IPM. The workshop will be taught by State and Regional Extension Specialists, and Farmers.
9:00 am - Introductions/Opening remarks
9:15 am - Organic Insect Pest Management, Including Key Aspects of Biological and Cultural Controls – Dr. Jaime C. Piñero, State IPM Specialist, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
10:15 am - Break
10:30 am - Organic Disease Management – Dr. Cary Rivard, State Fruit & Vegetable Extension Specialist, K-State Research and Extension
11:30 am - Organic Weed Management – Marlin Bates, Regional Horticulture Specialist, University of Missouri Extension
12:15 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Travel to Farm Tour – Karbaumer Farm, A Sustainable CSA Farm near Platte City, MO
This workshop is being brought to you by University of Missouri Extension, a partner of the Growing Growers program. Cost to attend this workshop is $30. To register, fill out the form below and mail with payment by August 15, 2012. If you have questions, or for further information, contact Marlin Bates at (816) 270-2141.