Growers are increasingly adopting biologicals (biopesticides and biostimulants) in both conventional and organic systems. There is a parallel explosion of ag technology tools being integrated to increase the reliability and sustainability of crop production and pest management systems. Products from novel bacteria, new delivery methods for pheromones, trap cropping combined with a bioinsecticide, characterization of the soil microbiome, drone spraying, robotic weeders, and spectral imaging of pest and pathogen outbreaks are just a few examples of the exciting tools that exist today. The workshop will explore these technologies, what’s coming in the near future, and how best to integrate them.
Pests, Beneficials, Habitat
E | 1:30 pm