VTC, 1 admin drive
Randolph Center, VT
This Greenhouse IPM certificate course will give participants the tools they need to develop their own Integrated Pest Management plan. Through case studies and hands on activities, this course will explore the cornerstones of a good IPM program: sanitation, cultural management, record keeping, scouting, pest/disease ID and sustainable control measures. Emphasis will be placed on effective diagnosis and biological controls using live examples of pests, diseases and beneficial insects. Best management practices that support IPM will be highlighted culminating in an IPM plan development workshop that responds to participant’s unique growing environments and challenges.