Pollen and Nectar-providing Plants Enhance Biological Control with Parasitoids and Predators

Sunday, November 16, 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room A3, First Floor (Reno-Sparks Convention Center)
Phyllis G. Weintraub
Eric Palevsky
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:10 PM
Catering to the nutritional needs of natural enemies: Honeydew vs. nectar
Felix L. Wäckers, Lancaster University; George E. Heimpel, University of Minnesota
2:45 PM
On California’s central coast, everybody’s gone Syrphid
Robert L. Bugg, University of California; Ramy Colfer, Mission Organics
3:10 PM
3:30 PM
3:50 PM
Guardian Plants Support Greenhouse IPM as Indicators, Traps, Bankers, and Habitat Plants
Carol Glenister, IPM Laboratories, Inc; Margaret Skinner, University of Vermont; Cheryl Frank, University of Vermont
4:15 PM
Enhancing beneficial insects using native plants
Douglas Landis, Michigan State University; Anna Fiedler, Michigan State University; Nurali Saidov, Michigan State University
4:50 PM
Novel commercial application of pollen to augment predatory mite populations in crops
Phyllis G. Weintraub, Agricultural Research Organisation; Eric Palevsky, Agricultural Research Organization
5:25 PM
Concluding Remarks
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