The Annual 2024 Tri-state Greenhouse IPM Workshop

Wooden benches with trays of bright green and red lettuce plants growing in a plastic covered greenhouse.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of IPM cure.

The University of Vermont, along with specialists from New Hampshire and Maine, is holding their annual tri-state workshop online. It’s a two-session online Zoom event to be held on January 18 and 25, 2024, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST.

Sessions will include:

  • Information on the latest thrips threatening ornamentals.
  • Use of biostimulants to boost plant growth for IPM.
  • Managing water and fertilizers in different potting mixes.
  • How to submit specimens to your diagnostic labs and why.
  • Information about PFAS.

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New Leek Moth Information Center Provides Pest Management Tactics

A green, tiny leek moth caterpillar on the tip of a person's finger.
A leek moth caterpillar.

Not only is Tax Day right around the corner, mid-April also means the annual return of leek moths in our region. Leek moth is a pest of members of the allium family including onions, garlic, leeks, chives and shallots. The larvae feed on crop foliage, stunting plant growth and compromising the storage life of the crop. Continue reading “New Leek Moth Information Center Provides Pest Management Tactics”

Darby Receives EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant

A field of corn with trees and green fields in the background

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the University of Vermont as one of six recipients that will receive a total of $780,000 from the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) grant competition. The selected grantees will explore the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in agriculture over the course of two years to reduce the risk of pests and pesticides. Continue reading “Darby Receives EPA Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Grant”

Sheep and Goat Farmers Earn Certification in IPM

A group of farmers and trainers are sitting in a barn learning about sheep and goat parasites.
Photos by Jake Jacobs and Kelsie Meehan

Twenty-two sheep and goat producers from Vermont and the Northeast earned certification in the FAMACHA method of monitoring small ruminants for internal parasites in a three-part workshop series culminating in an on-farm training held on May 23, 2022 in Whiting, VT. Part 1 and Part 2 of the workshop series are available to view as recorded webinars. The course was co-hosted by UVM Extension, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the Cornell Sheep and Goat program. Continue reading “Sheep and Goat Farmers Earn Certification in IPM”