New eOrganic webinars this month (one is today!)

Join eOrganic for new webinars on organic farming and research in December! eOrganic has added a new dairy webinar to the program (not listed below; go to their website for details, and there are two webinars on cabbage family pests and one on organic strawberry production. All webinars are free and open to the public and advance registration is required. Note the times and descriptions below. Continue reading

Pest management webinars on eOrganic

eOrganic will sponsor the following webinars dealing with pest management:

Biological Control of Cole Crop Pests on the California Central Coast
Diego Nieto, University of California, Santa Cruz
December 2, 2015

An Integrated Approach to Managing Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle in Crucifer Crops
Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University; Elena Rhodes, University of Florida Gainesville
December 9, 2015

Design and Management of Organic Strawberry/Vegetable Rotations
Carol Shennan, Joji Muramoto, University of California Santa Cruz
March 2, 2016

Webinar on organic management of yellowmargined leaf beetle

Wednesday, December 9: An Integrated Approach to Managing Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle in Crucifer Crops, by Rammohan Balusu, and Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University and Elena Rhodes, University of Florida. A previous eOrganic webinar on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle described the biology and basic management approaches for this pest. This webinar will provide advanced IPM information related to trap crops, attractants, and biorational insecticides. We will conclude with a detailed discussion of organic integrated pest management strategies suitable for multiple pest problems in organic and conventional crucifer production systems. Register

Webinar on IPM in crucifer crops December 2

Join eOrganic for a webinar on the organic management of the yellowmargined leaf beetle, presented by  Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar of Auburn University, and Ron Cave of the University of Florida. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at 11AM Pacific Time, 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central and 2PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/211163952 Continue reading

eOrganic is sponsoring several new webinars

New webinars by eOrganic are coming up starting October 14. Several pertain to integrated pest management.

This season’s program features many regional and national research groups and farmers working on organic weed and insect management, organic grain production, and organic plant breeding.  All webinars are free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. Register for any of the webinars at the links below and check the schedule of upcoming and archived webinars regularly.

Upcoming Webinars Presenters Date
Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm Jason Kaye, Dave Mortensen, Charlie White, Mitch Hunter, Jermaine Hinds, Jim LaChance, Penn State University October 14, 2014
Diversity by Design: Using Trap Crops to Control the Cruciferous Flea Beetle Joyce Parker, EPA November 11, 2014
IPM in Crucifer Crops: Focus on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Rammohan Balusu and Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University; Ron Cave, University of Florida December 2, 2014
Managing Bad Stink Bugs with Good Stink Bugs Yong-Lak Park, West Virginia University  January 22, 2015
Building Pest-Suppressive Organic Farms: Tools and Strategies Used by Five Long-Term Organic Farms Helen Atthowe and Carl Rosato, Woodleaf Farm February 10, 2015
Blasting the Competition Away: Air-propelled Abrasive Grits for Weed Management in Organic Grain and Vegetable Crops Sam Wortman, University of Illinois; Frank Forcella, USDA-ARS; Sharon Clay and Daniel Humburg, University of South Dakota February 17, 2015
Promoting Native Bee Pollinators in Organic Farming Systems David Crowder and Elias Bloom, Washington State University March 10, 2015