Part 1 – 27 May 2021 16.00-17.00 –
Selection and use of biological control agents in the production of ornamental crops – Part one: Aphids and whiteflies
The use of biological control agents is now an established element of integrated pest management in the production of protected ornamental crops, including pot plants, bedding and hardy nursery stock.
Building on the recent suite of AHDB videos on biological control – creating an IPM programme, introducing biological control agents, crop monitoring and the use of sticky traps, this webinar will examine the ‘Selection and use of biological control agents in the production of ornamental crops’. It will include the control of key sap sucking pests such as aphids and whiteflies and will feature the well-known entomologist and IPM specialist Neil Helyer, along with a grower case study.
The webinars will cover:
• Pest identification and life-cycles
• Selection, application and use of biological control agents
• Monitoring and management of programmes