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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Hurdles to IPM for Ornamental Plants

David Held

Time and Session Location

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Magnolia A

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)



included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

This presentation will cover some key factors influencing the outbreak of pests on ornamental plants. We will also lay the basic ecological groundwork to understand principles of how plants and insects interact on ornamental plants. The overall goal of this presentation is to provide insights on how to apply IPM and reduce our dependence on insecticides.

More About the Presenter (s):

Dr. David Held is an Alumni Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University where he also serves as the Alabama IPM Coordinator for Alabama. His 20+ year academic career has spanned classroom, Extension and research focusing on the ecology and management of insects in turfgrass and ornamental plants in landscapes and in production. Along with his original book, Urban Landscape Entomology, he has co-authored 12 book chapters and 73 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has travelled the world from Cuba to China doing research and teaching. His program at Auburn University has secured about $11 million in federal and industry projects. The 21 students that completed degrees in his lab now work as business owners and leaders in the Green Industry, academic researchers and teachers, and policy makers in the US EPA.

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