Pest Management and Pollination: Cranberries and Small Fruits

The Sandman Hotel at Abbotsford Airport October 25, 2016

ANBP is excited to locate our fall Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abbotsford, B.C. We anticipate our program will appeal to growers and practitioners, as well as the research/extension community. Speakers will include:

Rob McGregor - Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biology, Executive Director, Institute of Urban Ecology, Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia. Aphids, Lacewings and Mites: Biological Control Research at Douglas College 

Tracy Hueppelsheuser - Entomologist, Plant and Animal Health Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Abbotsford, British Columbia. An Update on Some Invasive Insect Species of Interest to Agriculture in British Columbia. 

Beverly Gerdeman - Ph.D, Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center, Mount Vernon, Washington. Biological Control Challenges in Small Fruits in the Pacific Northwest. 

Renee Prasad - Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Agriculture Technology, University of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, British Columbia. Spotted Wing Drosophila and Loss of Organophosphates: The Impact on Biocontrol Programs in Berry Crops. 

Ron Valentin - Ph.D, Bioline AgroSciences, Technical Lead Bioline, St. Catherine’s, Ontario. Topic Pending. 

Louisa Hooven -  Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Senior Research/Instructor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Protecting Pollinators From Pesticides. 

M. Ishtiaq Rao - Ph.D., Business Manager, Crop Defenders Ltd., Leamington, Ontario. From High-Tech to High-Touch Customer Service