Organic Farmer Researcher Network: Tools for Answering the Endless Question, "Am I Winning at Pest Control?"

Apr 6, 2023, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Integrated Pest Management runs in the family for Frank Becker. He has spent years assisting and eventually coordinating the area’s Integrated Pest Management Program, a popular scouting program which was previously led by his father Ron Becker. Now serving as the OSU Wayne County Ag and Natural Resources educator, Frank has offered to share the nuts and bolts of pest scouting with us, and techniques that might help us evaluate if our control tactics are making a difference. Frank has formal training in sustainable agriculture and agronomy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in plant health management. He also has countless hours of field scouting and conversation with farmers and growers of many kinds. Please plan to join us and bring your questions!

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Farmers, educators, researchers, and other interested individuals are welcome to join us on the first Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of topics related to organic production research. If you have questions or ideas, please contact one of our group leaders: Julia Barton (OEFFA), Denise Natoli Brooks (Central State University), or Cassy Brown (Ohio State). 


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