The Biocontrols USA East 2017 Conference & Expo is designed to help increase the understanding and adoption of biocontrols and use of these tools in integrated pest management programs. The conference will offer education and networking on the latest research, products, techniques, and technologies in a classroom, workshop and tour sessions, and exhibit floor setting.
The Q-Biotype Whitefly. Chilli thrips. Citrus red mite. Mealybugs. Invasive pests like these are the scourge of growers throughout the Eastern U.S.
The use of natural enemies, such as fungi, parasitoids, and predators, is an integral tool in the management of these pests attacking ornamental, vegetable, and fruit crops. Despite our best efforts, sometimes failures do occur. But there are steps you can take to increase your opportunity for success.
In his presentation at the upcoming Biocontrols USA 2017 East Conference & Expo, October 12-13 in Orlando, FL, University of Florida Entomology Professor Dr. Lance Osborne will talk about some of the reasons why growers may have become dissatisfied with their attempts at using biocontrols. From banker plant systems to evaluating the quality of biological controls, Dr. Osborne will discuss ideas and techniques that will help you avoid declines in crop production or quality and improve the results of your pest management program.
At this conference you will also have the opportunity to earn CEU’s, see all of the latest products from the world’s top suppliers at the Biocontrols Expo and attend optional pre- and post- event workshops and tours. Additional information on this conference’s aganda, keynote speakers and exhibitors can be found here.
Registration information can be found here.