Insect and Mite Integrated Crop Management

Insect and Mite Integrated Crop Management
In collaboration with NGIV, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will deliver a workshop aimed at providing information on how to manage insect and mite pests using an integrated crop management approach.

The workshop will cover:

How to implement or improve cultural management practices
Methods to detect plant problems and implementing a monitoring plan for early detection
How to conserve natural enemies or use commercial biological control agents
Pesticide rotations for most pest groups

The workshop will be delivered by Andrew Manners and John Duff as part of the co-funded DAF, Hort Innovation and nursery levy funded project “Building the resilience and on-farm biosecurity capacity of the Australian production nursery industry".

Please bring plants that have an unknown problem. ALL samples must be contained in a sealed bag or container to reduce risk of spreading the problem.

If visiting your nursery prior to the workshop, be mindful not to share. Please change your clothes prior to arrival if you have handled plants. This will reduce spread of pests or diseases while on the nursery walk.

Please bring the following:
An open mind, with a willingness to learn;
Plant production questions, particularly with regard to pests or disease. 

About your workshop presenters:

Andrew Manners, Senior Entomologist Horticulture and Forestry Science, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Andrew Manners has worked in plant pest management research and extension for over 10 years. More recently he has become heavily involved in disease management. These projects focus on the research and the delivery of strategies to manage pests and diseases more efficiently. 

John Duff, Plant Protectionist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
John Duff has been working as a plant pathologist for over 30 years. Currently he is working with vegetable and nursery crops as a plant protectionist dealing with both insect and disease management in a wide range of crops. 

9/11/2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kiosc Trade Training Centre Swinburne University of Technology 369 Stud Road Wantirna VIC 3138 AUSTRALIA

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