Class: Pest and Weed Management Strategies for the Transitioning Producer

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $68,437.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: American Society of Agronomy
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Christopher Boomsma
American Society of Agronomy
Because the need for organic feed grains greatly exceeds domestic supply in the United States, organic transition and certified organic production systems offer some exciting opportunities for grain producers. However, these systems also present challenges, including effective weed and insect pest management. Synthetic pesticides are not allowed in organic production, so pest management is largely based on crop rotation, cultural and mechanical practices, and biological insect control (e.g., beneficial insects, insect pathogens). This webinar will provide information on approaches to pest management in organic transition and certified organic grain production systems. Research results that demonstrate how these practices and processes can effectively suppress weed and insect pests will also be discussed.
Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University
Mary Barbercheck, The Pennsylvania State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Michele Lovejoy
[email protected]
American Society of Agronomy
5585 Guilford Road
Madison, WI 53711-5801
Cost: $50.00
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