An Integrated Approach to Managing Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle (YMLB) in Crucifer Crops

Join eOrganic for a webinar on an integrated approach to managing Yellomargined Leaf Beetle (YMLB) in Crucifer Crops on organic farms. The webinar will take place on December 9, 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

A previous eOrganic webinar on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle described the biology and basic management approaches for this pest. This webinar will provide advanced IPM information related to trap crops, attractants, and biorational insecticides. We will conclude with a detailed discussion of organic integrated pest management strategies suitable for multiple pest problems in organic and conventional crucifer production systems.

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About the Presenters

Dr. Rammohan Balusu is a Research Fellow II at Auburn University. He works on ecologically-based pest management tactics in fruit and vegetable crops. He has been working on Yellowmargined leaf beetle problem in organic crucifer production since 2006.

Dr. Ayanava Majumdar is an Extension Entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and his work focuses on developing vegetable IPM recommendations for a variety of crops. He is also the SARE program coordinator at Auburn University and has established a strong organic educational program for small producers in Alabama.

Dr. Elena Rhodes is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Florida, where she specializes in integrated pest management in small fruit and vegetable crops. Her current major projects include the management of yellow margined leaf beetle, Microtheca ochroloma Stål, in cole crops and blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson), in blueberries. Major past projects include the management of twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch, in strawberries and flower thrips, Frankliniella spp., in blueberries. Minor projects include various efficacy trials, a feeding assay of stink bugs in blackberries, and assisting with grape root borer research.

System Requirements

Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome.

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