How to Integrate Beneficial Insects into Crop Systems

Category: Skills & Training

Date: 12th June 2024

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Acton House Farm, Acton Road, Poyntzpass, Newry, Co. Down BT35 6TA

Join our technical workshop with Dr Richard Binks on integrated pest management (IPM) and learn about attracting an abundance of beneficial insects into your crop systems.

Led by consultant Richard Binks, this workshop will cover:

  • IPM planning and strategies, including the Risk Assessment approach
  • IPM in organic farming vs. conventional farming
  • Barriers to adopting IPM
  • Prevention strategies
  • Traditional methods of IPM
  • How to attract beneficial insects
  • Ways to manage and maintain habitats for insects
  • Monitoring and forecasting
  • Case studies in arable and potato crops

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please wear wellies/sturdy boots and bring warm and wet weather clothing.

Meet your host, Dr Richard Binks:

With over 30 years of project management experience in IPM (Integrated Pest Management), Dr. Richard Binks has dedicated his career to horticulture and agriculture worldwide. Currently based in Cambridgeshire, Dr. Binks serves as a technical consultant with Koppert UK. In close collaboration with Koppert’s global agricultural teams, his primary objective revolves around developing biological and IPM systems for growers and farmers who produce both organic and conventionally grown outdoor crops. His expertise includes the formulation of insect pest control strategies using entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) across various agricultural, amenity, and forestry settings.

Organizer

Nature Friendly Farming Network
Website
https://www.nffn.org.uk

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