Friday, July 13, 2012

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop - CHANGE IN DATE

Change of Date for Southwest Research Center workshop location.  New dates area Aug 22-23.  All other location dates remain the same.  

These hands-on IPM workshop is designed to help beginning farmers learn about IMP and to see IPM as a sustainable approach to pest control that provides a variety of tactics to prevent, avoid or suppress weeds, insects and crop diseases while protecting human health, the environment, and the profitability of agriculture.  For this workshop, emphasis will be on management of insect pests but some common diseases that will be discussed.

Specific objectives: As a result of this workshop participants will:
1.   Understand the importance of pest identification, action thresholds, and pest monitoring tools and techniques
2.   Identify the components of an IPM program including preventive practices, biological control, behavioral control, physical, and cultural controls

There will be four locations across the state:

July 25-26—Lincoln University’s Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO

July 30-31—Warren County Extension Center, 107 W. Walton, Warrenton, MO

August 1-2—Lincoln University’s Urban Impact Center, 1028 Paseo, Kansas City, MO

August 22-23—Southwest Research Center, 14548 Highway H, Mt. Vernon, MO (NOTE: Change of dates.)

Due to the nature of the hands-on activities, registration will be limited to the first 15 people to register and pay.  The cost of the workshop is $30/person which includes one lunch, breaks, handout materials, Identifying Diseases of Vegetables book and IPM sample materials.  To register, you need to call 573-882-3776 to reserve your spot and then mail your check made out to University of Missouri to Sharon Naylor, University of Missouri, 205 Gentry Hall, Columbia MO 65211.  For questions about the workshop, mail

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