Workshop: IPM for Organic Greenhouse Bedding Plants, 6/7

June 7th, 3-5pm, IPM for Organic Greenhouse Bedding Plants
Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg, VT

Margaret Skinner, Entomologist from the UVM Entomology Research Laboratory, and Vern Grubinger, UVM  Extension vegetable and berry specialist lead a discussion on scouting procedures, pest identification, and use of bio-rational greenhouse IPM strategies for managing pests on organic bedding plants. They team up with Julie Rubaud of Red Wagon Plants, who relies on biological controls and cultural practices to manage pests and diseases. Julie sells certified organic vegetable transplants, herb plants, annual flowers and perennials for retail sales at her farm in Hinesburg and at many retail outlets in the surrounding area. All participants will receive a copy of the “Greenhouse Manager’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management.”  Directions: In Hinesburg at the intersection of VT Route 116, CVU Road and Shelburne Falls Rd, take Shelburne Falls Rd for 2.5 miles. Look for 4 greenhouses on the right. Please park in the lot. http://www.mapquest.com/mq/3-Or6N

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