Oct 19, 2015
Penn State plans third annual BioControls School

Penn State University Extension is sponsoring the third annual BioControls School Nov. 5-6 at Lancaster Farm and Home Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Effective biological control of insects, mites and diseases is now both practical and economic. The BioControls School, to be held both days from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., is designed to expand growers’ toolbox and expertise in implementing these technologies. Greenhouse and high tunnel growers of vegetables, small fruit and ornamentals will come away from this program with more options for pest management. This program is organic and conventional grower friendly.

Topics include:

-Understanding Plant Defense Responses

-Implementing Biocontrol Programs in Field Grown Vegetables

-Beneficial Insect and Mite ID

-Utilizing Biocontrols in Strawberries

-Implementing Biocontrols in Hydroponic Systems

-Utilizing Biocontrol Organisms in Nursery Settings

The cost is $145 per person until Nov. 3; thereafter and walk-ins are $175 per person. There is an option to register for single days at $95 per person per day. For additional information, contact Steve Bogash at the Penn State Cumberland County Extension Office at 717-240-6500 ext. 6507 or via email. To register, visit here.

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