COHA Webinar Seriers
|March 2, 2021
Changing production practices for better pest control in greenhouse ornamentals
Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
March 2, 2021
10:00 a.m. (PST) / 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Control of greenhouse floriculture pests uses a systems approach, combining biological control and plant resistance with the manipulation of environmental and crop production practices. Studies suggest that high fertilizer levels stimulate pest reproduction by providing them with more organic nitrogen, present in plant tissues. Based on the results of our most recent research, this webinar will explore improved production practices in potted chrysanthemum and gerbera crops to see if plant nutrition can be optimized as part of an integrated pest management strategy in these crops. Time will be allocated for Q&A.