Workshop and Tour, Greenhouse Biological Control Essentials: Setting Yourself Up For Success (Pre-Registered Only)
Date & Time
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Successful pest management is an essential component of growing high-quality crops in protected environments. We are pleased to offer a one-day workshop aimed at providing beginning and advanced practitioners with the knowledge they need to develop and refine a greenhouse biological control program. This workshop places special emphasis on controlling pests in spring floriculture crops and features three guest experts in biological control: Suzanne Wainwright-Evans (Buglady Consulting), Dr. Sarah Jandricic (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture), and Dr. Steven Arthurs (BIOBEE USA). Morning classroom sessions will cover best cultural practices and key pest ID as well as some tips on taking photographs for easier pest identification. After the classroom sessions and lunch (included), we'll travel to one of Michigan's premier perennial producers, Walters Gardens, for an afternoon of live demonstrations and discussion on essential cultural practices and application techniques. Afternoon topics include cutting dips, post-delivery handling and quality checks, crop scouting, and releasing beneficial organisms. Participants will be able to ask questions of our experts throughout the day, so don't miss out! Additional Fee $149

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans - Buglady Consulting

Sarah Jandricic - Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Steven Arthurs - Biobee USA


Morning Session sponsored by Plant Products
Lunch Session sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems
Afternoon Session sponsored by Biobest USA

Location Name
Grand Gallery Overlook GH
MI Recertification Credits
6 (3A, 3B, Priv CORE)
OH Recertification Credits
0.5 (6D)
CCA Credits
PM (7.0)
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