Monday, May 20, 2013

Vegetable Integrated Pest Management Field Day

Attend this workshop for a hands-on practical experience of IPM for vegetable growers on Thursday, June 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Rayville, MO. The field day will demonstrate the integration of trap cropping with chicken tractors as a non-chemical way of controlling cucumber beetles and squash bugs in cucurbits. Selected cover crops, pheromone pest trapping and monitoring, and other IPM methods will also be showcased.
 Rocky Creek Valley Farm is the recipient of a 2013 NCR SARE Farmer and Rancher grant titled “Chickens and Trap Crops – An integration of sustainable approaches to insect pest control in vegetable production”. NCR SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects.

Gain the knowledge and experience you need to implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on your own farm! You are invited to participate in an upcoming IPM field day led by:

Dr. Jaime PiƱero, Lincoln University IPM Specialist

Jacob Wilson, Lincoln University IPM Extension Associate

Susan Jaster, Lincoln University ISFOP Farm Outreach and overview of North Central Region SARE programs

Rocky Creek Valley Farm is located at 37009 W 156th Street, Rayville, MO.  Additional details can be found by clicking here.

Please RSVP to Gary Wenig at 816-853-0196.  The workshop is free.

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