What’s Eating My [Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Beans, Squash]?

IMGNV - Urban Agriculture Logonsect Pest Management for the Vegetable Garden and How to Succeed Without Losing It All!

Join us for a class on recognizing common injurious insects in your vegetable garden. Learn how to attract and encourage beneficial insects to assist you in fighting off these pests. We’ll cover tips and tricks for limiting and even preventing damage from insect pests on your vegetable crops.

Online class offered by Extension Master Gardeners.

Speaker: Kirsten Conrad, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Zoom session, recorded June 26, 2020

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Virginia Cooperative Extension

ATTRA – Sustainable Agriculture

Biorationals: Ecological Pest Management Database
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/biorationals/

What are biorationals? Although there is no universally accepted definition, in the context of this database, “biorational” refers to pesticides in one of the following categories:

    • microbial pesticides: formulations of viruses, bacteria, fungi, or nematodes that have low non-target impacts;
    • pesticides derived from plants that have low non-target impacts and degrade into non-toxic components; and/or
    • various new types of pesticides, such as particle film barriers, pheromones, and compounds such as Spinosad, that have low non-target impacts and degrade into non-toxic components.

Oregon State University & EPA
National Pesticide Information Center
http://npic.orst.edu/

NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions.

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