The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is coordinating an education event called “Advanced Greenhouse Biocontrols for Ornamental and Vegetable Producers” that will take place at Peace Tree Farm in Kintnersville, PA, on Friday, Oct. 21.
Attendees are invited to hear Lloyd and Alex Traven of Peace Tree Farm explore the topic of advanced biological controls. Peace Tree Farm will give a tour of its greenhouse, highlighting its use of biocontrols to manage pests.
In addition, Suzanne Wainwright of Buglady Consulting will be in attendance and will speak about her more than 15 years of experience with biological controls, as well as horticultural and entomological consulting throughout the country and internationally. Additionally, Doug Barrow from Biobest USA will discuss biocontrols in greenhouse vegetable production.
This event will be an opportunity to understand how biocontrols require a different mindset and skillset than conventional pest control, and how these mindsets are essential to a successful program.