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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Thrips parvispinus: Managing the Threat Panel

Ping Yu, Shimat Joseph, and Erich Schoeller

Time and Session Location

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Peachtree AB

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)



included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

Thrips parvispinus is an emerging pest in the Southeast United States and Georgia and has the potential to create significant damage to ornamental horticultural crops with tremendous losses for growers. This panel invites experts from both universities and industry to have a discussion on Thrips parvispinus. We will talk about Thrips parvispinus' basic biology, potential damage it might cause, current efforts on understanding it and future directions in managing this pest.

More About the Presenter (s):

Dr. Ping Yu is an Assistant Professor and Ornamental Extension Specialist at the University of Georgia. She serves as the faculty liaison to the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) and the Center for Applied Nursery Research (CANR), focusing on ornamentals in nursery and greenhouse production.

Dr. Shimat Joseph is an Associate Professor at the Department of Entomology, University of Georgia. Dr. Joseph’s research focuses on the ecology and management of arthropod pests and beneficial insects in turfgrass and ornamental systems.

Dr. Erich Schoeller is an applied entomologist who specializes in integrated pest management of controlled environment agriculture with a focus on biological control. His research aims to provide stakeholders with ecologically sound and reliable pest management strategies to maximize the returns of their horticultural enterprises and increase food safety. Dr. Schoeller joined The Department of Entomology at The University of Georgia as an Assistant Professor in 2023.

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