Southern New England Vegetable Growers Meeting Series
Pests of the Year
Join us for the first meeting in our winter Southern New England Vegetable Grower Meeting series to learn about the biology and management of a few key pests from last season, and perhaps what made them stand out. We will hear from Ann Hazelrigg from the UVM Diagnostic Clinic, Andrei Alyokhin of UMaine, and Ethan Grundberg of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Tomato diseases are a perennial issue, which need to be controlled every year, even in a drought! Colorado potato beetles were especially bad this year, perhaps because they are prone to developing resistance to key insecticides like imidicloprid and spinosad. Learn about alternative strategies and the best insecticide programs for organic or conventional systems. Allium leafminer is a new invasive pest that was first reported in CT this year. Learn the basic biology and best management practices based on new research from Cornell Cooperative Extension.
1.5 pesticide recertification credits available for New England PA, 1A category
- 3:30-3:35pm Welcome and Introductions - Sue Scheufele, UMass
- 3:35-4:00pm Tomato Disease Management and Q&A - Ann Hazelrigg, UVM
- 4:00-4:25pm Colorado Potato Beetle Updates and Q&A - Andrei Alyokhin, UMaine
- 4:25-4:50pm Allium Leafminer, A New Pest in Town - Ethan Grundberg, Cornell
- 4:50-5:00pm Wrap Up and General Q&A - Sue Scheufele, UMass
Join us for the other meetings in this series!
- January 28, 3:30-5pm: Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases & Variety Trials
- February 11, 3:30-5pm: Greenhouse Seedling Production
- February 25, 3:30-5pm: High Tunnel Fertility Research Update
This series is co-sponsored by University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts Extensions. Funding is provided in part by the UMass Extension Risk Management Program.