Jun 2, 2016
UConn/UMass Program Highlights Biological Controls

UConn Extension and UMass Extension are sponsoring New Advances for Biological Controls for Indoor and Outdoor Production of Ornamentals, June 21. The one-day educational program will be hosted at the University of Connecticut Student Union.

Speakers featured include:

  • John Sanderson, Cornell University —  New Developments You Can Use from Biocontrol Research
  • Ron Valentin, Bioline Agrosciences — Bio-control developments on a Global Level
  • Roger McGaughey, Pioneer Gardens — Biological Control Agents use in Perennial Growing
  • Mary Gardiner, Ohio State University – Good Garden Bugs: Identifying Native Predators and Parasitoids Common in Outdoor Ornamental Production
  • Paula Shrewsbury, University of Maryland — Encouraging Beneficials to enhance biological control in outdoor production.

A registration fee of $40 is due by June 14, payable by check only to the University of Connecticut. Included in the cost of admission: coffee, continental breakfast, lunch, informational handouts and parking.

Five pesticide recertification credits will be offered for attendees in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

For more information call Leanne Pundt at 860-626-6855 or visit the UConn website for a program brochure.

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