This webinar by Joyce Parker and William Snyder was recorded on November 11, 2014. Watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqbsX5LVFzw
About the Webinar
Diverse plantings bring many benefits for agroecosystems. This webinar explores the use of diverse trap crops, stands of plants grown to attract pest insects away from your target crop, as an approach to manage flea beetles in broccoli. The audience targeted are small farms, home gardeners and anyone interested in learning more about trap cropping.
About the Presenter
Joyce is an entomologist with a background in agroecology and sustainable agriculture. She received her MS in Ag biology from New Mexico State University and her PhD in Entomology from Washington State University. Her doctoral research broadly explored organic pest management strategies (e.g., trap cropping and companion planting) that enhanced pest control and improved crop yields. Currently Joyce is an AAAS Science Policy Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Design for the Environment Branch.
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