Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
University of California
Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

April 2, 2009 IPM for Bedding Plants and Container Color- Santa Paula

Integrated Pest Management Practices for Bedding Plants and Container Color

This CORF half-day workshop co-sponsored by UCIPM will address pest problems found in bedding plants and container color and provide practical solutions for growers, propagators, and allied industry representatives.

The topics covered include Insect Management, Use of Silicon as an IPM Tool, Disease Management, and Weed Management. Participants are encouraged to provide examples of difficult pest problems found in their nurseries, as the workshop will culminate with an expert interactive panel prepared to assist them in diagnosis and control. 

The workshop includes a greenhouse tour of the Pack Trials showcasing new bedding plant varieties and a lunch sponsored by Ball Horticultural Company. 

Continuing education credits (3 hours) applied for: DPR, CCN Pro, Central Coast and LA Water Boards Ag Waiver 

Hansen Agricultural Center       
14292 West Telegraph Road    
Santa Paula                              
7:30 am - 1:00 pm  
 
Registration Fee: $50.00 ($75.00 after March 26)
 
 
 
Moderator: Julie Newman, UCCE Farm Advisor, Ventura County
Agenda:
 
7:30 - 8:00       Registration
 
8:00 - 8:45       Insect Management
Michael Parrella, Divisional Associate Dean for Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Entomology, UC Davis
 
8:45 - 9:15       Use of Silicon as an IPM Tool
Michael Parrella, Divisional Associate Dean for Agricultural Sciences and Professor of Entomology, UC Davis
 
9:15 - 10:00      Disease Management
                              Deborah Mathews, UCCE Specialist Plant Pathology, UC Riverside
 
10:00 - 10:15    Break
 
10:15 - 10:45    Weed Management
                              Cheryl Wilen, UCCE Area IPM Advisor
                               
10:45 - 11:15    What's Your Pest Problem?
                              Expert Interactive Panel
 
11:15 - 11:30    Walk/Drive to Ball Horticultural Company/PanAmerican Seed
  
11:30 - 12:15   Tour of Bedding Plant New Varieties/Pack Trials
  
12:15 - 1:00      Lunch (Sponsored by Ball Horticultural Company)
 
 
 
                 
 
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