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Understanding OMRI-Certified Insecticide Options

Thursday, March 18, 2021

12:00-1:30 pm ET
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Free Registration; Donations Welcomed

Dr. Thomas P. Kuhar, Entomology Professor at Virginia Tech, will present best practices associated with using a wide range of natural insecticides that are OMRI-approved. His talk will review some of the current organic insecticide options and summarizes their performance in efficacy experiments conducted on grain, as well as vegetable, crops in the mid-Atlantic U.S.

About Dr. Kuhar

Dr. Kuhar is a Professor in the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech, where his research and Extension efforts focus on the biology of agricultural pests and developing and evaluating sound integrated pest management solutions on vegetable and row crops as well as turfgrass. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, several book chapters and over 200 non-peer reviewed trade journal and Extension publications geared around insect pest management. He has advised over 20 graduate students during his 18-year tenure as a faculty member. Dr. Kuhar has also served as President of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America and has been an associate editor for three entomology journals Journal of Integrated Pest Management, Plant Health Progress, and Arthropod Management Tests.

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Lean Farming on the Ground

Thursday, March 25, 2021

12:00-1:00 pm EST
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Free Registration; Donations  to VABF Welcomed

Lean farming is a practical and systems-based approach to create a more sustainable farming operation. It draws on concepts from business to help reduce waste, increase profits, and make farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. In this webinar you will hear from Jason Pall, co-owner and operator of Glade Road Growing in Blacksburg, Virginia who will share how Glade Road Growing has integrated lean farming concepts into their farm operations and business.
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