July 26 webinar on ecologically friendly practices is second in a series
Organic production requires diversity both above ground and below ground in order to be sustainable.
A July 26 webinar, “Pest Management for Organic Production Systems II” – which will be broadcast by the National Center for Appropriate Technology – will discuss ecologically friendly practices that support organic pest management, including trap cropping, perimeter trap cropping, crop rotations, pheromone use, and other techniques, as well as their impacts on pests and beneficials.
NCAT Program Specialist Rex Dufour will be the webinar presenter.
The webinar will build on an earlier one, Pest Management for Organic Production Systems. That webinar covered conservation practices such as soil management, hedgerows, and other beneficial habitat-management practices and strategies. It is available at https://attra.ncat.org/video/index.php. The webinars are funded in part by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Title: Pest Management for Organic Production Systems II
Date and time: July 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
To register: Click on the following link https://attra.ncat.org/pestmanagement.
About the presenter: Rex Dufour’s background is in entomology and integrated pest management. His work experience includes managing sustainable development projects in Thailand and Laos. Mr. Dufour has worked as both project manager and program specialist for NCAT and heads NCAT’s California office. In addition to the ATTRA project, he is involved in several minority farmer outreach projects.