Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ecological Management of Insect Pests and Diseases in Vegetables Workshop and Field Day

Gain the knowledge and experience you need to manage pests using ecologically-based methods on your own farm! You are invited to participate in one of 3 identical upcoming Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop / field day.

RSVP is required since each workshop is restricted to 25 participants.  To register call the following for each location.

There will be 3 identical workshops with a field day to a local farmer participant:

Friday, July 17th – Truxton, MO, 8:00 am
Workshop and field day will be held at Lee Farms LLC, 39358 Pin Oak Church Road, Truxton, MO 63381
To register call (573) 681-5312 or

Monday, July 20th – Hillsboro, MO, 8:45 am
Jefferson County Extension Office, 301 3rd Street, Hillsboro, MO
Followed by field day at Sandy View Acres, 3843 Sandy Church Rd, Hillsboro, MO 63050
July 20th in Hillsboro – 636-797-5391 or

Wednesday, July 22nd – Springfield, MO, 8:00 am
Library Station, 2535 N Kansas Expy, Springfield, MO 65803
Followed by field day at Millsap Farm, 6593 Emu Ln, Springfield, MO 65803
To register call (573) 681-5312 or

This FREE grant funded workshop and field day will demonstrate sustainable IPM (integrated pest management) approaches such as mass trapping, trap cropping, and cover crops.

8:45 am – Registration

9:15 am – Welcome and introductions

9:30 am – Dr. Zelalem Mersha: Coping with Bad Weather and Preventing Vegetable Diseases

10:30 am – Dr. Jaime Pinero: Using Mass Trapping and Trap Cropping for Insect Pest Control

11:30 am – Mr. Jacob Wilson: Integrating Cover Crops with Vegetable Production: Benefits and Challenges

12:15 pm – Networking Lunch with Discussion

1:15 pm – Dr. Pinero: How to enhance biological pest control using farmscaping / insectary plants
2:00 pm – Mr. Wilson: Overview of Key Invasive Insects

2:45 pm – Drive to Field Day Site

3:30 pm – Field Day with Demonstrations of ecological pest management (insectary plants, trap cropping, cover crops, identification of plant diseases and insect pests and beneficials)

NOTE: Hillsboro location start time is adjusted to 8:45 am start and field tour to start at 3:30 pm

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