Jim Faust to Present Research on Biocontrol for Botrytis Management at Biocontrols West Conference

Jim Faust to Present Research on Biocontrol for Botrytis Management at Biocontrols West Conference

Jim Faust

Registration for Biocontrols Conference USA West, which takes place March 7-9 in San Diego, is now open. The event features in-depth educational sessions, expert advice on new products, and tours that showcase how growers are using biocontrols in their own operations.

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If you’re like most growers, Botrytis is one of the biggest disease issues you’re experiencing in your greenhouse operation each year. New research from Dr. Jim Faust of Clemson University, and funded by the American Floral Endowment, shows that over-reliance on chemical fungicides has created spore populations with a high rate of fungicide resistance to Botrytis.

During the Biocontrols USA West Conference’s Greenhouse Biocontrol Track, Dr. Faust will discuss the recent research he has done that has demonstrated the benefits of foliar calcium application to improve host resistance of flower crops to Botrytis infection. His data shows how calcium is frequently more effective than the best fungicides on the market. Over the past two years, Faust’s research results have been rapidly implemented at commercial greenhouses due to their high degree of effectiveness and relative low cost.

Get ahead of the curve, and sign up today to attend the Biocontrols USA West Conference so you can get the scoop on this new research from Dr. Faust. While you’re there, you’ll also learn about new findings on using biocontrols in effective integrated pest management programs to control thrips, and how to market your use of biocontrols to retail customers, learn about new biocontrol products at the tradeshow, and more.

Stay tuned for more information on tours, sessions, and workshops on tap at Biocontrols USA West Conference, or visit the website to sign up now.