Several biopesticides are now registered for use on organic and conventional crops. Effective use of these products depends on the user having a good understanding of what they are and how they work, as their action and use can be quite different from that of conventional pest control products.
Growers interested in learning how to use biopesticides more effectively may be interested in attending “Biopesticides: Making them work in the field”, a session to be held at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls next Wednesday, February 19th from 2-4pm. Invited speakers from research, extension and the biopesticide industry will be presenting their tips and suggestions on how to use these products most effectively. The presentations are:
• Liette Lambert, Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ) “Biopesticides – Experiences in Quebec”
• Matt Krause, Bioworks, inc. “Biopesticides for management of root and foliar diseases”
• Claude Dubois, AEF Global “Effective fungicides for strawberry, apple, grape and other crops”
• Mary Ruth McDonald, University of Guelph, “Biopesticide use in Ontario vegetables – a researcher’s perspective”
For more details, visit http://www.ofvc.ca. Registration is also available on site.