Systems Organic Management Suppresses Cabbageworm Outbreaks: Evidence from 4 Long-term Organic Farms

Join eOrganic for a webinar on cabbageworm management on long-term organic farms. The webinar will take place on January 13, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required.

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About the Webinar

Imported cabbageworm, vegetable loopers, and diamondback moths can be serious pests of brassicas and other crops. Using many years of information from four farms, we have characterized successful whole-farm management systems. Our analysis suggests paths to success for other farms who have, or anticipate, cabbageworm outbreaks.’

About the Presenters

Jake Asplund is a Ph.D. student in entomology at Washington State University. His work focuses on examining arthropod community interactions in agriculture.

Doug O'Brien owns and operates Doug O’Brien Agricultural Consulting, providing on-site technical advice, field monitoring, and research for clients involved in fresh produce growing, harvesting, cooling and marketing. He is an adjunct professor at Cabrillo College, in Santa Cruz, CA and teaches classes in organic farming. Previously, Doug was a co-owner of an organic produce brokerage company, a crop production manager, and an assistant farm advisor.


System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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