Organic Pest Control: Cabbage Root Maggot
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Cabbage root maggot (CRM) is a major, destructive pest of cruciferous crops and is particularly a problem for organic growers, as there are few organic treatment options available. Join Scott Lewins and Victor Izzo of UVM Plant & Soil Science Department as we tour Bear Roots Farm and discuss their NE SARE Partnership Grant funded project using entomopathogenic nematode (EPN) soil applications to control CRM. They are performing field trials in radish crops to identify the most appropriate application of two different types of EPNs (a commercially available and regionally adapted strains) and determine the efficacy, feasibility and utility of using regionally adapted EPNS to prevent damage and reduce yield loss from CRM.