Learn about the biology and management of a few key pests from last season, and perhaps what made them stand out. Tomato diseases are a perennial issue, which need to be controlled every year, even in a drought! Colorado potato beetles were especially bad this year, perhaps because they are prone to developing resistance to key insecticides like imidicloprid and spinosad. Learn about alternative strategies and the best insecticide programs for organic or conventional systems. Allium leafminer is a new invasive pest that was first reported in CT this year. Learn the basic biology and best management practices based on new research from Cornell Cooperative Extension.
1.5 pesticide recertification credits available for New England PA, 1A category
3:30-3:35pm Welcome and Introductions, Sue Scheufele, UMass
3:35-4:00pm Tomato Disease Management and Q&A with Ann Hazelrigg, UVM
4:00-4:25pm Colorado Potato Beetle Updates and Q&A with Andrei Alyokhin, UMaine
4:25-4:50pm Allium Leafminer, A New Pest in Town, with Ethan Grundberg, Cornell
4:50-5:00pm Wrap Up and General Q&A, Sue Scheufele, UMass