2014 MISSOURI ORGANIC FARM TOURS – JAMESTOWN & OSCEOLA
August 7th (Thursday) 4:30 – 6:30 PM:
Happy Hollow Farm: 17199 Happy Hollow Road, Jamestown, MO 65046*.
Please RSVP Liz Graznak at Lizgraznak@happyhollowfarm-mo.com or call (660) 849-2430.
August 8th (Friday) 5:00 – 7:30 pm:
Bear Creek Farms: 12595 NE 50 RD, Osceola, MO 64776**.
Please RSVP Robbins Hail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (417) 282-5894.
AGENDA (same for each farm tour):
* Map to Happy Hollow Farm available at http://www.happyhollowfarm-mo.com/contact-links
**Directions to Bear Creek Farms:
* Highway 13 to TT Hwy just south of Osceola (across from Wheeler Livestock Auction) * Turn east on TT and go approximately 5 miles to gravel road 1131.
* Turn north (left) and go about 1 mile to T intersection. Turn east (left) and go about 2 miles to Bear Creek Farms.
Sponsored by Bear Creek Farms and Happy Hollow Farms, the Lincoln University Integrated Pest Management program, the Ceres Trust, and the Missouri Organic Association
IPM is a comprehensive and environmentally-friendly approach to solving pest problems that rely on a combination of common sense preventive practices.
Examples include the use of resistant crop varieties, cultural practices such as sanitation, crop rotations, trap crops, and the creation of habitat for natural enemies and pollinators. Pest monitoring is a critical component of an IPM program. If needed, treatments are made using least-risk options to target the pest without negatively impacting beneficial arthropods and the environment.
The Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) IPM Program aims at developing (through research) and promoting (through Extension) affordable alternative insect pest management strategies to combat insect pests of fruit and vegetables in Missouri. To access the LUCE IPM program website click here:
Dr. Jaime C. Pinero
Dr. Pinero received his Ph.D.in Entomology from the Univ. of Massachusetts--Amherst and a B.S. in Agronomy from the Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, Mexico. He now serves as an Assistant Professor/State IPM Specialist at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension & Research. His research interests focus on insect sensory ecology and behavior with an emphasis on Integrated Pest Management methods for improved production of fruits and vegetables.
CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DR. PINERO'S RESEARCH, EXTENSION AND TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY....
Other Relevant SWD resources
Michigan State University:
http://www.ipm.msu.edu/invasive species/spotted wing drosophila
North Carolina State University:
Oregon State University:
North Central IPM Center
Other Relevant BMSB resources
Michigan State University:
http://ipm.msu.edu/invasive species/brown marmorated stink bug