Trap cropping in organic strawberries to manage lygus bugs in California

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This webinar took place on December 3, 2013.

Presenter: Diego Nieto, University of California, Santa Cruz

About the Webinar

Diego Nieto will discuss the rationale for using alfalfa trap crops in organic strawberries. Points of emphasis will include the efficient and targeted approach to pest management, improved classical biological control and predator dispersion and behavior. Along with research findings from recent studies, this presentation will include grower recommendations for the implementation of trap cropping.

Slides from the webinar as a pdf handout

About the Presenter

Diego Nieto is an entomological researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has worked to address pest issues in commercial agriculture for 12 years.  He has researched biological control, farmscaping and integrated pest management in cotton, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and strawberries.


Published September 12, 2013

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