Greenhouse Biological Control Conference in August

UConn Extension is hosting a Greenhouse Biological Control Conference on August 16th.

Hosted by: Leanne Pundt and Rosa RaudalesUConn Extension

Target audience: Commercial growers producing ornamentals or vegetable transplants in heated greenhouses.

Location and Parking Information: Jones Auditorium, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT. The entrance to Jones Auditorium is on the north end of the building, on the side away from Huntington Street.  In addition to the parking lots on campus, there is street parking on Huntington Street and East Rock Road. Click on Directions to Jones Auditorium for more details.

Registration:  $30 per person. Registration includes boxed lunch and five pesticide recertification credits for Connecticut and New England states for presentations marked with ♣. Online registration at Greenhouse Training Store. If you would like to pay by check, please contact Leanne Pundt (860 626 6855 or leanne.pundt@uconn.edu). Registration will end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. The registration fee is refundable 48 hours before the event. Please note that we have a maximum capacity of 70 attendees. Walk-in registrations are not an option.

 

Time Description Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration and Coffee.
9:30 – 10:30 AM Update on Banker Plants   How to create sustainable BCA systems so you have an environment to support and maintain BCAs at a higher level before pest problems become an issue.  Ron ValentinDirector of Technical Business

Anatis BioProtection

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM Releasing Natural Enemies Suzanne will discuss how to effectively release your natural enemies so your biological control program can be effective.  Suzanne Wainwright EvansBuglady Consulting
11:45 -12:30 PM Tips on How to Effectively Integrate Biological Controls and Chemical Controls:

Elwood will discuss the challenges of developing and integrated biologically based program. 
Elwood RobertsTechnical Specialist

Plant Products/Biobest

12:30 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 PM Enhancing Use of Biological Fungicides in a Biologically Based IPM Program:

Michael will discuss how to best apply and use biological fungicides to create a more resistant plant. 
Michael BrownbridgeBiological Program Manager

Disease Control, BioWorks

2:15 – 3:15 PM Grower Case Studies: What’s working? Suzanne will discuss proven biological control programs that are working for growers across the country based upon the latest research.  Suzanne Wainwright EvansBuglady Consulting
3:15 – 3:30 PM Discussion/Questions 

Five pesticide recertification credits have been requested for this program. 

If you have questions about registration or refunds please contact Carla Caballero at carla.caballero@uconn.edu. If you have any questions about the program or payment, please email Leanne Pundt at leanne.pundt@uconn.edu.

Disclaimer:  Program format is subject to change based on the University of Connecticut and the State of Connecticut’s COVID 19 guidelines and policies. If access to the venue or seating capacity changes, the program will be changed to a virtual format.

This Program is Co-Sponsored by: USDA CCPM project number 2021-70006-35582

An Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider. If requested by a program participant at least two weeks in advance, every effort will be made to provide special accommodations. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Carla Caballero at carla.caballero@uconn.edu.