Lincoln University (LU) Cooperative Extension and Research is hosting the Third Alternative Agriculture field day on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This field will be held at the LU Busby Organic Research farm located in Jefferson City, MO. The Busby Research Farm comprises 280 acres of land that has been certified for organic production through National and International Organic Certifiers. Lincoln University has committed this farm for organic and integrated systems research. Current research projects include large and small ruminant livestock, aquaculture, vegetables, small fruits, biomass, composting, native plants, sustainable / organic pest management, biochar, soils, grazing, and forage production/utilization.
This year, prior to the field day, three workshops will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: (1) Internal Parasites of Sheep, Goats and Cattle (2) Organic Vegetable Production, and (3) Organic Pest Management. For more information, please see below the flier of the field day.
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