The floriculture team from Michigan State University Extension offers a free series of live weekly webcasts on greenhouse biological control. Bug Bites! begins the first week of October 2020 and are intended to be intermediate-level discussions geared toward floriculture production systems. Five seminars, each presented in a comfortable format (45 minutes plus Q&A), will help both beginning and experienced practitioners integrate additional tactics into their existing biocontrol programs.
Thrips have long been recognized as one of the most persistent and challenging greenhouse pests to manage. So much, in fact, that thrips management has become the cornerstone of greenhouse biocontrol. A dilemma that frequently arises, however, is the need to suppress additional pests without causing a significant disruption to other management efforts. This series places special emphasis on managing other common greenhouse pests using beneficial organisms and features seven guest educators from Canada and the United States.