Sessions

Agronomic Solutions I: Successfully Managing Insect Pests

Monday, Feb. 4
1 – 4 p.m.
Room 5AB

This interactive panel of experts will help you find solutions to your insect pest challenges. Learn about the biology, ecology, and management of annual bluegrass weevils, white grubs and more. This will include: life cycle, monitoring techniques, considerations when establishing tolerance levels, cultural strategies that can minimize damage, and the current status of both biological and chemical control options. There will be a brief discussion of mole crickets. The latest information on nontraditional insect pest management technologies and strategies that are an effective alternative to the dependency on conventional insecticides will also be presented.

Moderator: Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D., Professor and Turf Entomologist, North Carolina State University

Panelists:

  • David Held, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Entomology, Auburn University
  • Benjamin A. McGraw, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Golf & Plant Sciences Dept., State University of New York-Delhi
  • Patricia J. Vittum, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • Chris Williamson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison