Integrated Pest Management Workshop for Organic Fruit & Veg Farmers
11 June @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join Dr. Paul Horne of IPM Technologies for a live workshop on how local farmers can identify insect pests, especially for organic growers.
Thanks to The Yulgilbar Foundation, The Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network has been able to organize a series of workshops to help our fruit and vegetable farmers, especially organic growers within the Mornington Peninsula, Casey and Cardinia regions.
We’ve partnered with Dr. Paul Horne, who is an entomologist and since 1996 has been owner and director of IPM Technologies Pty Ltd, based in Hurstbridge, Victoria. He has been involved with the development and implementation of IPM in a wide range of horticultural and broad-acre crops, beginning with potato crops in Australia. Paul has written several books on insects and IPM (the two most important co-authored with Jessica Page) and published over 70 scientific and conference papers on insects and IPM, as well as many other articles in industry literature. In 2009 Paul received the “Researcher of the Year” award from the Australian Vegetable industry.
We held an online introductory IPM session during the Pollinator’s Week event last 12th November, 2020, where Dr. Paul identified some common pests and predators such as the Hoverfly, Brown Lacewing, and Thrips – a quick preview of what will be covered in the full workshop. Along with Dr. Jessica Page, Dr. Paul will give a live demonstration of what bugs farmers need to look out for, both beneficial insects and pests.
Join us at the Mt. Martha House Community Hall https://goo.gl/maps/ZA4fSgQhJ6G139QB9 for this FREE 3 Hour Session, which includes the lesson and beneficial insects for you to take home.
We’re running a COVID-Safe workshop, so slots are limited for the first 15 participants.
Registration Essential. Register now to secure your slot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-integrated-pest-management-workshop-for-fruit-and-veggie-farmers-tickets-152444049255