This blog is for Polk County Florida small farms and pesticide applicators as a method of communication and sharing information. This blog is administered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Agent, Mary Beth Henry.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Pest Management for Organic Systems: Webinar second in series
July 26 webinar on ecologically friendly practices is second in a series
Organic production requires diversity both above ground and below ground in order to be sustainable.
A July 26 webinar, “Pest Management for Organic Production Systems II” – which will be broadcast by the National Center for Appropriate Technology – will discuss ecologically friendly practices that support organic pest management, including trap cropping, perimeter trap cropping, crop rotations, pheromone use, and other techniques, as well as their impacts on pests and beneficials.
NCAT Program Specialist Rex Dufour will be the webinar presenter.
The webinar will build on an earlier one, Pest Management for Organic Production Systems. That webinar covered conservation practices such as soil management, hedgerows, and other beneficial habitat-management practices and strategies. It is available at https://attra.ncat.org/video/index.php. The webinars are funded in part by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Title: Pest Management for Organic Production Systems II
About the presenter: Rex Dufour's background is in entomology and integrated pest management. His work experience includes managing sustainable development projects in Thailand and Laos. Mr. Dufour has worked as both project manager and program specialist for NCAT and heads NCAT's California office. In addition to the ATTRA project, he is involved in several minority farmer outreach projects.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - ATTRA - was developed and is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The project is funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
Visit the NCAT website for more information on our other sustainable agriculture and energy projects.