Schedule of Events

Plant Health Virtual Conference - GM

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:05 PM – 1:45 PM
Pesticide Resistance Management: What You Need To Know To Effectively Manage Insect And Mite Pests

Pesticide (insecticide and miticide) resistance is an important issue associated with greenhouse production systems. Greenhouse producers must implement proper resistance management strategies in order to avoid insect and/or mites developing metabolic or physiological resistance to the commonly used pesticides. The primary means of mitigating the prospect of resistance is by developing rotation programs that involve switching modes of action across generations. Raymond Cloyd will teach you how to combat pesticide resistance by developing rotation programs based on using different modes of action, which, in the end, will allow you to grow a healthy and profitable crop.


1:45 PM – 1:55 PM
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1:55 PM – 2:15 PM
Biological Control: What You Need To Know!
2:15 PM – 2:25 PM
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2:25 PM – 3:05 PM
New Fungicide Options
Dr. Ann Chase will review the newest conventional and biopesticides with examples of key diseases they can control for each of them. Choosing which product in important FRAC groups like 7/11 (Broadform and Astun) or FRAC 44-Bacillus (Stargus and Triathlon BA) will focus on differences and similarities of the newer products with those already established in the market place. Factors that can be important including REI, safety and company support will also be addressed as they affect use of the newer products.

3:05 PM – 3:15 PM
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3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Start with Sanitation
Disease agents can spread quickly in unsanitary greenhouse and nursery systems. That spread can be minimized using some common sense sanitation practices such as limiting movement of soil particles, blocking and separating crops, and installing foot baths. With the addition of surface disinfestation and line flushing, growers can use sanitation to prevent outbreaks and crop losses. This session will cover greenhouse sanitation approaches, as well as tips and tricks to help prevent infection, survival, and spread of plant pathogens.

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
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