This two-part workshop is led by IPM expert Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Buglady Consulting. In the morning, participants will learn the ins and outs of scouting, how to properly collect samples and photos for identification, and experience how lead growers implement best practices for keeping track of pest populations in a real-world greenhouse environment at Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouses. The second half of the day will focus on the use of microscopes and digital microscope cameras to hone skills on identifying the most common greenhouse pests. Attendees will learn about the key pests of greenhouse ornamental and hemp crops and will see a demonstration on new scouting software.
This session has been approved for pesticide recertification for the following states: OH, IN, WV, KY, MI, PA
Seats are limited. Separate registration required. The Pest Diagnostics & Technology Workshop can be added on to your registration when you sign up for Cultivate'21. If you have already registered for Cultivate'21, you can add on the Pest Diagnostics & Technology Workshop by calling Maritz at (219) 354-6440.