Viruses & Fungi for Insect Management

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Workshop Description

The workshop will provide an understanding of what biological products are and how they can be utilized for insect control.

A brief history of virus / fungus development and how newer technologies are improving on the activity of these products will be discussed.

A quick visionary look at the potential of biological products in crop production systems.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is a baculvirus product
  • What are insect-pathogenic fungus
  • How each works
  • How to manage the products for optimum insect management
  • Can resistance develop?
  • Can we provide broad spectrum insect control with biological products?

Photos below, left to right…

Botrytis in grapes. New biological fungicides in development that will control equal to or better than conventional

Trapping Spotted Wing Drosophila as a control measure

Botrytis Control Management Testing in Toronto.  Healthy plants were protected by biological disease control methods. 

Above Photo… Corn ear worm 

Botrytis in grapes
Raspberry bug trap
Tomato research trial

Speaker: Colin Smith

Colin has 30 plus years as a field agronomist. Currently he provides technical support with Sylvar Technologies.