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Biocontrol 101

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Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program are pleased to present “Biocontrol 101” on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Farmers and growers who grow vegetables, cut flowers, bedding plants, potted plants, etc. in greenhouses and high tunnels will learn about biocontrol options to manage common insect pests and pathogens in greenhouses and high tunnels. The workshop includes lectures, hands-on activities, and a greenhouse tour. Lectures will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville NY. The greenhouse tour will be held at Gade Farm, 2479 Western Ave, Altamont NY.

This workshop provides 4.25 NYS DEC Pesticide applicator recertification credits for categories 1a, 3a, 3c, 24, and 25. Please bring your Pesticide Applicators License to the event in order to receive your credtis.

The cost to attend this event is $45 per person for residents of the four counties of the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Washington counties), and $60 per person for residents of all other areas. Lunch is included.

Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will NOT be allowed. Please register by March 24, 2023.

If you need assistance with registration, please call 518-765-3518 or email

For program questions, contact: Jingjing Yin, or 518-429-8608.



8:30AM: Sign-in/Introductions

9:00AM: Scouting for pests and diseases

   Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, Senior Extension Associate, Ornamentals IPM Coordinaor, NYS Integrated Pest Management

9:30AM: What are biopesticides and how I should use them?

   Speaker: Dr. Amara Dunn, Biocontrol Specialist, NYS Integrated Pest Management

10:30AM: BREAK

10:40AM: Approaches to the biological control of common insect pests

   Speaker: Carol Glenister, Founder, President, and Entomologist, IPM Laboratories, Inc.

11:40AM: Hands-on activity

12:00PM: LUNCH

1:00PM: Biocontrol application methods and timing

   Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, Dr. Amara Dunn, and Carol Glenister

2:00PM: Drive to Gade Farm for the greenhouse tour

2:30PM: Greenhouse tour, demonstrations, and discussions

March 29th, 2023 from  8:30 AM to  4:00 PM
CCE Albany Co., 24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186-12186
United States
Phone: 5187653518
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Washington Counties $45.00
Event Fee residents of all other counties $60.00

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