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Controlling 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 August 29th session of our series focuses on controlling whitefly on poinsettia.

In this webinar, Dr. Chong will review the best management practices for controlling whitefly on poinsettia, including scouting, understanding how different whitefly “biotypes” will influence your management decisions, insecticide rotation and understanding mode of action, biocontrol options for whitefly control, and how to develop a practical management plan for your poinsettia crop.

Topics will include:
• Insecticide rotation program for controlling whitefly on poinsettias
• Biocontrol options for whitefly control on poinsettias
• Different whitefly biotypes and how this affects management
• Scouting

Speaker: Dr. JC Chong, Clemson University
(see bio below)

Aug 29, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Juang Horng "JC" Chong
Professor and Extension Specialist @Clemson University
Juang Horng “JC” Chong is a Professor and Extension Specialist of turf and ornamentals entomology at Clemson University. JC joined Clemson University in 2007 after completing MS and PhD training at the University of Georgia and post-doctoral training at the University of Florida. His current research and extension program focuses on developing practical and effective pest management tools and approaches for turfgrass and ornamental plants.
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