Integrated Pest Management Practices
(Virginia Cooperative Extension)
Virginia State University and Tricycle invite you for a field day to discuss and learn more about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices. The field day will include a tour and discussions of various IPM practices that are both ecologically and environmentally sustainable.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a broad-based approach that integrates optimal practices for economic control of pests. It aims at suppressing pest populations below the economic injury level. Specific topics to be covered will include weed control practices, insect pest control strategies, and plant disease management.
Speakers: Dr. Leonard Githinji, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture Specialist at Virginia State University; Amy Wildermann, Urban Farm Manager, Tricycle; Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, Professor and Entomologist / IPM Specialist, Virginia Tech University; and Dr. Zelalem Mersha, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Virginia State University
Lunch will be provided
For more information, contact VSU Agriculture & Natural Resources / Urban Agriculture program office at (804) 524-5960.