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Pest Scouting for Better IPM [Twilight Meeting]

July 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Photo: New Morning Farm

Scouting for pests is the basis of an effective integrated pest management (IPM) plan.

It is a cost-effective strategy vegetable farmers can undertake to improve crop quality, decrease material and labor costs, and improve profits. Whether your farm is certified organic, using sustainable practices, low-spray, or no-spray, advance your pest control strategy by knowing which pests you have before they become a problem.

At this twilight meeting, we’ll learn from seasoned farm manager Jennifer Glenister how she and the crew at New Morning Farm scout for pests, and how what they discover influences their crop management decision making. We’ll also discuss how you can integrate scouting with biological control methods to more effectively prevent and mitigate crop damage.

Speaker

Jennifer Glenister, New Morning Farm: Jennifer Glenister is farm manager at New Morning Farm, a 46-year-old diversified organic vegetable farm serving markets in Washington D.C.  After 10 seasons, her responsibilities include overseeing 30 acres of organic vegetable production, managing marketing of the produce, and nurturing a team of 12 apprentice vegetable growers.

Additional information

This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.

Questions?

Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.

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Date: Tue, July 2, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: New Morning Farm
2263 Anderson Hollow Rd
Hustontown, PA 17229 [Fulton County]

Cost: Member | $10 Non-member | $20

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Event Category: PASA Events