Basics of Fruit Insect Management for Small Farms Webinar, February 7, 2013
Fruit crops can be valuable components of a small farm enterprise, as berries, peaches, apples, and other fruits are popular items for farmers' markets, CSAs, and restaurant sales. Protecting them from insect damage and contamination is essential, said Rick Weinzierl, Extension Specialist in entomology. This webinar will discuss the key insect pests of fruit crops in Illinois and provide recommendations on ways to limit the damage they cause. We'll cover life cycles, monitoring, organic and conventional management, pesticide application, and references that provide additional information.
Basics of Fruit Insect Management for Small Farms webinar is part a Small Farm Webinar series and offered on Thursday February 7, from 1 to 2 pm. You can listen in from home, but University of Illinois Extension is also offering the opportunity to join others at our Boone County Extension office at 205 Cadillac Court, Unit 5, Belvidere, IL 61008. It will also be offered in our Ogle County office.
There is no fee, but pre-registration is required to ensure adequate space and handouts. In addition, sessions may be cancelled for insufficient registration and you may be asked to consider an alternate location.
To register contact us at 815.544.3710 or go online at
The Small Farm Webinar Series is a 12 week educational series for the small farm community and provides practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. This series of events is aimed at providing small farm producers with a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.
For information on this Webinar Series program, please contact Ellen Phillips, University of Illinois Extension Educator Local Food Systems and Small Farms at 815-732-2191 or email@example.com.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Unit Office at least two weeks prior to the event.