Biocontrol Strategy for Western Flower Thrips

Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: The Charter Township of Comstock Hall Basement Council Room, 6138 King Hwy, Comstock, MI 49041
Contact: Heidi Wollaeger: 269-384-8010 or wollaege@anr.msu.edu

Dr. Dave Smitely, MSU Entomology, will discuss current and past biocontrol practices for greenhouse production and biocontrol pitfalls. As an example, Dr. Smitley will share the results of experiments that were performed at a local greenhouse by releasing two predatory mites, Amblyseius cucumeris and Hypoaspis miles, for western flower thrips control on gerbera daisy and mum crops. Finally, Smitley and local grower will be able to answer any questions about biocontrol practices.

Cost: $20.00

Visit the Biocontrol Strategy for Western Flower Thrips registration page for more information.

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