Aug 3, 2018
Farwest Program to Address Pest Control, Spray Technology

At the 2018 Farwest Show, seminar speakers Kelly Vance and Robin Rosetta will discuss different facets of pest control for the greenhouse professional.

Vance will share his expertise on the biological control of broad, russet and cyclamen mites. Rosetta will explore how new spray technology can reduce pesticide use without sacrificing results.

The 2018 Farwest Show will take place Aug.  22–24 in Portland, Oregon.

Some of the presentations will be eligible for pesticide credits.

Vance has been an integrated pest management specialist with Beneficial Insectary since 2016. He has spent years using IPM techniques to protect annuals, perennials and tropical houseplants in the production environment in Central Florida and in Oregon. During years in the greenhouse, he developed large-scale biological pest control programs for a variety of crops and structures.

Rosetta is an associate professor with Oregon State University Extension. She has been a principal investigator on intelligent spray systems research since 2010. She has worked for 24 years as a regional extension educator for nursery and greenhouse IPM for OSU.

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