Interested in Sustainable Pest Management?
Michigan State University Extension is pleased to announce the first
Integrated Pest Management Academy
The Academy will focus on introducing the concepts of integrated pest
management (IPM) and prepare participants to implement IPM on the farm or in
the garden. The Academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management
but can be a valuable review for growers, nurserymen, gardeners, or landscapers
looking to brush up their IPM skills or bring new farm workers up to speed.
To kick things off, Dr. Barry Jacobsen from the Montana State University will deliver
the keynote speech on the philosophy and history of integrated pest
management (IPM). Dr. Jacobsen is a world renowned IPM scholar and sits on
the board of directors for the IPM Institute of North America. Additional topics
covered on the first day will prepare participants to adopt the latest integrated
pest management practices through introductory discussions covering
entomology, scouting, plant pathology and more.
On the second day of the program, participants will have the opportunity to opt into two concurrent
sessions that address pest and disease issues and identify IPM resources in the
following cropping systems:
•Field crops; corn and soybeans
•Small grains and forages; wheat, alfalfa, and mixed hay
•Strawberries and raspberries
•Vegetables; cucurbits, cole crops, onions, celery, and carrots
•Vegetables; peas, beans, sweet corn, asparagus, tomatoes, and peppers
•Woody ornamentals; conifers, and Christmas trees
•Woody ornamentals; deciduous trees and shrubs
The Academy will be held February 20-21, 2012 at the Kellogg Hotel and
Conference Center in East Lansing, MI. Registration for this information-packed,
two-day program is only $225 when you register before February 13.
Registration includes a notebook with handouts, breakfast, lunch, parking and
Wi-Fi connection both days. Certified crop advisor credits (9) and pesticide
recertification credits (16) will be available. Certified Green Industry Professional
continuing education credits (7) will also be available.
Preregistration is required and space is limited. Visit the IPM Academy website
at www.ipm.msu.edu/ipm-academy.htm to access the registration page and learn
more about the program or download the agenda. For more information or to
register by mail contact Erin Lizotte at [log in to unmask] or call 231-944-6504.
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