Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Insect, Disease, and Weed Management Workshop

Karbaumer Farm
The workshop will be held at the Platte County Resource Center, 11724 N.W. Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153 on Monday, August 20, 2012 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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.

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