Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pest, Disease and Weed Management Workshop

Growing Growers of Kansas City is offering a workshop on Pest, Disease and Weed Management on Saturday, July 13th from 9 am to 2 pm.

Start at: The Master’s Community Church—2548 South 42nd Street, Kansas City, KS 66106

Farm tour at: Cultivate Kansas City/Gibbs Road Farm—4223 Gibbs Road, Kansas City, KS 66106

This workshop has endearingly been named the “plagues workshop” by the Growing Growers Kansas City Organizing Committee. It will equip farmers and soontobe farmers with strategies to combat problems that damage your crops, hurt yields and could drive you insane. The presenters will focus on organic and environmentally friendly ways to control pests, disease and weeds. Presentations by the specialists will occur all morning. Come prepared to soak up detailed and valuable information. After you are fed lunch, you will spend the second portion of the workshop walking Gibbs Road Farm (aka Cultivate KC Farm). Here you will learn about their operation and how they combat the three plagues.

The cost to attend the workshop is $30. The workshop is brought to you by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE), a partner of the Growing Growers program. To register or for more information, contact Katie Nixon at (816) 809-5074.


9 a.m. 10 a.m. - Weed Behavior and Management Strategies: Dr. Reid Smeda, Plant Sciences,
University of Missouri

10 a.m. 11 a.m. - Pests and Utilizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Jacob Wilson, IPM
Program, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension

11 a.m. 12 p.m. - Identifying and Understanding Plant Diseases and How to Manage Them:
Dr. Zelalem Mersha, State Plant Pathologist, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
12 p.m.12:30 p.m. - Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m.
2 p.m. - Walk the Gibbs Road Farm: Tour this organic farm with farmer Alicia
Ellingsworth and experience handson identification with pest and disease specialists


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