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Beneficial Insect Workshop

Looking for an alternative way to deal with insect pests in your production scheme? We have put together a comprehensive, one-day workshop to provide you with all the information you would need to design and implement a bio-control program. This workshop will apply to both nursery and greenhouse producers, especially those involved with indoor vegetable production.

When: Friday, January 25, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Infinite Energy Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia  30097
United States
Contact: Georgia Green Industry Association

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The 2019 Beneficial Insect Workshop


Hosted by The Georgia Green Industry Association Wintergreen Trade Show and Conference

Infinity Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia

January 25th, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


8:30 am -              Registration.

9:00 am -              Welcome and Introduction - Dr. Kris Braman, Amanda Tedrow, University of Georgia

9:30 am -              Mr. Charlie McKenzie - Company Representative for The Biobest Company

                 Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Biological Controls

10:00 am -            Break

10:15 am -            Dr. J.C. Chong-Horng - Associate Professor of Entomology, Clemson University

                 The Insects: Who Does What, Where and When? 

11:00 am -            Ms. Veronica Cervantes - Company Representative Biobest Company

                 Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Started with Biocontrol

11:45 am- Lunch  Dr. Ashfaq Sial – Assistant Professor & IPM Coordinator,  University of Georgia, and

                Dr. Will Hudson – Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia

                Identifying Beneficial Insects – A “Hands-On” Microscopic Tour (Lunch Provided)


1:30 pm -               Dr. Shimat Joseph – Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia

                  Entomology Updates from Production Nursery Research

                        Dr. Tim Coolong - Associate Professor of Horticulture-Vegetables, University of Georgia

                 The Status of Using Beneficial Insects in Field Vegetable Production


 2:15 pm-                Lloyd Traven, owner of Peace Tree Farms, and long-time beneficial insect program manager.

                           “A Total System Approach to Control Insects and Disease in Mixed Culture Greenhouses:

                            Bio-Controls, Bio-Logicals, and Bio-Rationals!”


3:00 pm- Break

3:15 pm -              Panel Discussion:  Is using IPM and Beneficial Insects Practical and Cost effective?  (Lloyd                                   Traven, Shimat Joseph, Ashfaq Sial, Charlie McKenzie, Tim Coolong, and Veronica Cervantes) 

3:45 pm-               Pesticide Credit Details/Forms - Amanda Tedrow

4:00 pm - Adjourn.


6:00 pm - Optional Dinner with Biobest Rep – (Will be announced at meeting).


We will offer 3-5 credit hours of pesticide CEUs (depending upon state) for Georgia, and adjoining states.

The fee for this program will be $100.00 on-line and $125.00 at the door. Lunch is included in the registration fee!


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