Horticulture Industry Integrated Pest Management Symposium

 
5th Annual Horticulture Industry
Integrated Pest Management Symposium
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Asheville, North Carolina

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

 

Pesticide License Credits approved for attending this even include:

5 Credits N. C. (L, N, O, D and X),

4 Credits for each session in Catagories 3,10 and 12 in Tennessee and

3.5 Core Credits in S. C.

To register, please click here

Plenary Sessions

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

Keynote Speaker: Ronald Valentin, Syngenta, Biocontrol Developments at a Global Level

10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects

                       
Sessions
  (Participants may rotate between the sessions)

Landscape and Nursery Track
10:30 -11:15 a.m. Alan Windham, University of Tennessee, A Systems Approach to Plant Disease Management
11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Steve Frank, North Carolina State University, Urbanization and Bee Health
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Brian Kunkel, University of Delaware, New Pest: Red Headed Flea Beetle
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Clemson University, Mites in the Landscape: Identification, Miticides and Biological Control
Greenhouse Track
10:30 -11:15 a.m. Nancy Zethof, Biobest North America, Getting Started with Beneficial Insects in the Greenhouse
11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Jean Williams-Woodard, University of Georgia, Countdown of the Top Greenhouse Diseases and Their Control
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Juang-Horng (JC) Chong, Clemson University, Mites in the Greenhouse: Identification, Miticides, and Biological Control
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Sam Newsome, Van Wingerden International, IPM Practices at Van Wingerden International
Agriculture Track
10:30 -11:15 a.m. Craig Mauney, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, IPM of Small Fruits
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Stephanie Darnell and Becky Langer, Bayer CropScience, Honeybees: At the Cross Roads of Emotion and Science
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Alison Reeves, North Carolina State University, IPM Practices at the NCSU Agroecology Student Farm
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break and Opportunity to View Beneficial Insects
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Meghan Baker, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Attracting and Identifying Beneficial Insects to Your Farm
Both Groups
3:30 - 4 p.m. 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