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The May 17th session of our series focuses on the biological control of whitefly on poinsettias.
This webinar will explain the steps to start clean and stay clean in poinsettia production. The goal will be to build and maintain a biological control program against Bemisia tabaci whiteflies as long as possible in order to prevent issues due to pesticide resistance. The main tools presented are dips of unrooted cuttings and early establishment of biocontrol agents. Regardless of whether you are just dipping your toes into biocontrol or if you have been doing it for years, this webinar will be of interest to everyone.
Speaker: Rose Buitenhuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Center
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