Small Farm Pest Management: Informed Decisions and Sustainable Approaches

Date: August 13, 2017
Time: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Tilian Farm Development Center, 4400 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Contact: Adam Ingrao, ingraoad@msu.edu or 951-237-5311

The focus of the event is on scouting and novel approaches to support pest management efforts and natural enemies.

Event topics

  • Scouting methods for pest management
  • Applying lures to manipulate insects
  • Attract and kill methods for pest management
  • Supporting natural enemies through cover crops

Featured programs

  • NRCS: Support programs for habitat diversity/cover cropping
  • MSU Extension: Support services for small farmers
  • Scouting 101: Hands-on scouting application
  • MAEAP Phase 1 credit earned for all attendees

Event registration is required by Aug. 7. To register for this free event, contact Adam Ingrao at ingraoad@msu.edu or 951-237-5311.

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Agenda

TimeAgenda
8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 – 9 a.m. Introductions
9 – 9:40 a.m. Using scouting to make informed pest management decisions — Adam Ingrao and Jason Matlock, MSU
9:40 – 10 a.m. Break
10 – 11 a.m. Scouting 101 (field component—hands-on) — Adam Ingrao, MSU
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Using lures to manipulate insects on farms — Adam Ingrao, MSU
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 1:15 p.m. MAEAP Verification — Jen Silveri, MIFFS
1:15 – 2 p.m. Attract and kill (case study for Japanese beetle management) — Amanda Buchanan, MSU
2 – 2:45 p.m. Supporting natural enemies through cover crops — Margie Lund, MSU
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. NRCS programs to support habitat diversification and cover cropping — Solomon Andrews, NRCS
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. MIFFS services and programs — Jen Silveri, MIFFS
3:30 – 4 p.m. MSU Extension support services for small farmers — Dean Baas, MSU Extension
4 p.m. Wrap up and raffle — seeds, IPM equipment, 5 Michigan Family Farms Conference tickets

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