In this series, learn to identify and scout fruit and vegetable pests and select integrated pest management strategies that work for you whether you are a beginner, experienced, organically certified or not! We will walk farm fields with Extension Educators and farmers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont to learn how each farm is practicing IPM. Bring a hand lens if you have one. This series is funded in part by a Northeast IPM Center grant.
Come to this field walk to learn how to use pheromone traps to monitor Squash Vine Borer, use a microscope to identify plant pathogens, and learn to scout multiple vegetable crops with farmer Jeremy Barker Plotkin, UMass Extension staff Katie Campbell-Nelson, Lisa McKeag and Plant Diagnostician Angie Madieras. Leave after a discussion of control strategies for these pests on organic farms. 2 pesticide license contact hours available in the vegetable category.