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Proven Biological Control Program for Greenhouse and Outdoor Production of Ornamentals

Event date/time: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Proven Biological Control Programs For Indoor and Outdoor Production of Ornamentals

Co-sponsored by
UConn Extension Greenhouse IPM Program and UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Program

Registration fee $35.00/person

Registration Form - Mail-in Registration Only

June 18, 2015

Location: WB Young Bldg.,  University of Connecticut, 1376 Storrs Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT  06269

8:00 – 9:00 Registration, Coffee available

9:00 - 10:00 Biological Controls of Disease: Fungus vs. Fungus in the Greenhouse
Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University, LIHREC, Riverhead, NY

Margery will discuss the biological control options available to you for keeping your mildews and rots at bay!  Learn how to deploy beneficial microbes to help your crops be healthy. 

10:00- 11:00 Evaluating Your Biological Control Program
Suzanne Wainwright–Evans, Buglady Consulting, Slatington, PA

Once you release the good guys, how do you know they are really working? What do dead pests that have been fed on look like? Learn how to identify eaten and parasitized pests through images.

11:00 to 11:15 Break

11:15 to 12:15 Implementing a Biological Control Program at Longwood Gardens
Grant Jones, IPM Specialist, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Grant will discuss the biological control program Longwood uses in their conservatory and production greenhouses. He will discuss their decision-making process from scouting to releasing beneficial insects and discuss some of the challenges they face.

12:15 to 1:15 Lunch provided

1:15 to 2:15 Using Biological Controls in Outdoor Production
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting, Slatington, PA

Biological control started outdoors, but most of the research has been done on protected crops. There is now a trend to take biological control back outdoors. Learn some specific how-to tips and strategies for how to do this.

2:15 to 2:30 Break

2:30 to 3:30   Grower Panel on IPM & Biologicals: Steven Courcy & Keith Salcines, DS Cole Growers, Loudon, NH & Michael Calhoun, Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT

Five pesticide recertification credits have been approved in categories PA & 3A (New England States)

Directions:  Room 100, Wilfred B Young (WB Young) Building, 1376 Storrs Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT  06269

Directions to WB Young Building:
Take I-84 east/west to Exit 68: 

Turn south onto State Highway 195 (cross routes 32 and 44) and travel approximately 7 miles to the campus. After entering the Storrs campus, continue to bottom of hill and turn left at the traffic light on Horsebarn Hill Road. The W.B. Young Building is up the first driveway on the left. Park in the parking area along Horsebarn Hill Road (Student Lot A), and then walk up the driveway to W.B. Young Building. Enter through the double doors in the back of the building, go up the three stairs and through the next set of double doors. Turn left, room 100 is all the way at the end of the hall.

Contact:  Tina Smith, UMass Extension 413-545-5306, or Leanne Pundt, UConn, 860.626.6855, email:

Registration fee $35.00/person
Registration includes: Handouts, lunch, refreshments, parking 

Partial funding for this program is from USDA NIFA Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program (UConn).  

Contact's name: 
Tina Smith
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
1376 Storrs Rd. University of Connecticut Storrs CT