Horticulture Industry Integrated Pest Management Symposium

 
4th Annual Horticulture Industry
Integrated Pest Management Symposium
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
 

This conference is hosted by The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

 

Plenary Sessions

9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Robin Rosetta, Oregon State University
Bug Crafting

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Ron Valentin, Biobest International
Thinking Outside the Box for Biocontrol
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Matt Bouboulis, NorthCreek Nursery
IPM Practices at North Creek Nursery
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch (catered)

                       
Afternoon Sessions
  (Participants may rotate between the afternoon sessions)

Landscape and Nursery Track (Auditorium)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Miranda Ganci, Pathology Researcher at NCSU
Latest Research on Boxwood Blight
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. JC Chong, Clemson University
Practical Options for Biological Control in Nurseries and Landscapes
Greenhouse Track (Classroom 2)
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Craig Adkins, NC Cooperative Extension Agent
Best Sanitation Practices for Your Greenhouse
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Dr. Sarah Jandricic
Gossip on Good Insects: Tips for a Successful
Biological Control Program
 Both Groups
3:30 - 4 p.m. Hands On Release of Beneficial Insects with Ron Valentin
Scouting for Insects in Arboretum Landscape with JC Chong
Pesticide Credits Issued at Registration Table
 


Sustainability is an important component of The North Carolina Arboretum’s daily operation and using beneficial insects as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach has proven to be stable and effective.

 

This symposium is supported in part by our Community Partners