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Biological Control of Whitefly on Poinsettias – Start Your Crop Correctly
Welcome to the American Floral Endowment's Grow Pro Webinar Series! Throughout this series, our nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers will offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through these ever-changing growing challenges. The webinar topics are current and offer long-term opportunities for growers to focus on increased profit, greater sustainability, and improved labor efficiency. Each session includes a presentation and interactive Q&A. To see the full series calendar visit endowment.org/GrowPro.

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
(see bio below)

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May 17, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rose Buitenhuis
Senior Research Scientist, Biological Control @Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Dr. Rose Buitenhuis is a Research Scientist in Biological Control and Program Leader of the Biological Crop Protection Program at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre since 2010. She is responsible for the development and implementation of biological control technologies for the management of arthropod pests, supporting sustainable crop management practices for ornamental and production horticulture. Rose received her MSc in Biology at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1997, and her Ph.D. in Entomology at Laval University, Québec in 2003. She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Harrow (2004-2007) and at the University of Guelph (2007-2009) on biological and cultural control of western flower thrips in greenhouse flower crops.
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