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NYSIPM Academic Seminar Series, Spring 2021

NYSIPM at Cornell University is kicking off a new monthly seminar series to increase awareness of new research and techniques that advance IPM and its adoption in all types of pest management settings.

Seminars are once-a-month on Thursdays
Presentation: 11:30-12:10
Q&A: 12:10-12:20
Virtual Meet and Greet for those with special interest in the topic: 12:20- 12:30

Cerruti RR Hooks
Cerruti RR Hooks

Next up on March 18:

Cerruti RR Hooks, University of Maryland
A Fortuitous Partnership: The Tale of a Winter Cover Crop and Strip Tiller Crusade Against Pests

Cerruti RR Hooks is an Associate Professor & Extension Specialists at the University of Maryland. He has a MS degree in Weed Science from N.C. State University and a PhD in Entomology from the University of Hawaii. His research program is multidisciplinary and involves the use of conservation tillage (e.g., no-till, strip-till) and habitat diversification to influence above- (arthropods, weeds) and below-ground organisms (soil mites, free-living nematodes). His research is conducted in conventional and organic agronomic and vegetable cropping systems. His seminar will mostly focus on work that members of his lab have been doing with respect to using cover cropping and conservation tillage to manipulate arthropods and weeds in conventional and organic vegetable systems.

Bryan Brown's Into the Weeds Podcast Interview with Cerruti Hooks: Beneficial Insects Thrive with Right Weed Management

Spring 2021 Schedule

Date/Time Facilitator Speaker Name Seminar Title
February 18, 2021 Marion Zuefle Jennifer Thaler and Nicholas Aflitto, Cornell University Fear as a Biological Control? How Scaring Farm and Garden Pests Could Lessen Plant Damage
March 18, 2021 Bryan Brown Cerruti RR Hooks, University of Maryland A Fortuitous Partnership: The Tale of a Winter Cover Crop and Strip Tiller Crusade Against Pests
April 8, 2021 Dan Olmstead Joe LaForest, University of Georgia Digital Resources to Support Implementation and Adoption of IPM
May 6, 2021 Alejandro Calixto Karen Vail, University of Tennessee Managing Ants in Urban Environments