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Developing an Integrated Pest Control Program for Whitefly on Poinsettia
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 June 21st session of our series focuses on Developing Integrated Pest Control Program for Whitefly on Poinsettia.

Bemisia whitefly on poinsettia is one of the most challenging pests growers of ornamental crops can face. Can it really be managed without relentless pesticide applications? Learn how Canadian growers have successfully tackled this pest using a combination of biological control, careful monitoring, and a few well-timed pesticide applications. The economics of using biological control for Bemisia management versus conventional control with pesticides will also be discussed.

Speaker: Sarah Jandricic, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
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Jun 21, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sarah Jandricic
Floriculture IPM Specialist @Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Dr. Sarah Jandricic (Jan -DRIS- ick) is the Greenhouse Floriculture Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), where she works directly with growers to help manage pest issues and find research solutions. She has worked continuously in floriculture IPM for over 20 years. Her career has taken her down the east coast, from NY to NC, and she has worked as Director of Research for an IPM consulting company in Niagara, Ontario. As part of her current position, Sarah runs the ONFloriculture blog (ONfloriculture.com), to keep growers informed about recent pest control advances and issues facing the industry. Sarah is stationed in Vineland, Ontario, and can be reached at sarah.jandricic@ontario.ca.
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