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2021 Virtual Get Ready for Spring Greenhouse Program

January 29, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Every season comes with its own challenges. Join UMass Extension via GoToWebinar on January 29, 2021 for a virtual education program that will provide you with updates and tips for managing pests in spring greenhouse crops. This program will be held as a live webinar from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The agenda will feature three presentations, with fifteen minute breaks in between.

The cost is $55.

Please note that registration is a two-step process: Upon initial program registration and payment, you will receive an e-mail with a link to register in GoToWebinar. All registrations must be received and you must complete the GoToWebinar registration prior to 12:00 PM on 1/28/2021 to receive the link to join the program beginning at 8:30 AM on 1/29.

Three pesticide re-certification credits in categories 26, 29, 31 and 000 have been approved for this program, valid for licenses in all New England states. To receive pesticide credits, you must register with your unique email address, log in with your own device, answer all the poll questions, and complete a survey after the webinar.


8:30 – 9:30 AM Pesky Pythium: How to Steer Clear with your Spring Greenhouse Crops
Dr. Angela Madeiras, Plant Pathologist, UMass ExtensionPythium is one of the most common root diseases of greenhouse crops. This presentation will discuss biology, life cycle, and cultural and chemical control of Pythium in spring greenhouse crops.
9:45 – 10:45 AM Pest Management Update: Insect News to Use for Spring Plant Production

Dan Gilrein, Entomologist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County

This presentation will provide updates and helpful information on pests and pest management for 2021 production.  With prospects again looking good for 2021, Dan will review some of the news on insect and mite controls, invasive pests, and issues growers had in 2020 such as broad mite and aphids.

11:00 – 12:00 PM Using Biopesticides to Manage Greenhouse Pests

Dr. Michael Brownbridge, BioWorks Inc.

Biopesticides are products that are biological in origin and are used to control pests. This presentation will discuss timing, efficacy and compatibility of biopesticides with biological control agents.

Contact’s name: Geoffrey Njue
Contact’s email: gnjue@umass.edu


January 29, 2021
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


MA United States


UMass Extension
(413) 577-3976
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