Thrips & Botrytis Webinar Series Recordings Now Available
We have released webinar recordings from a 6-week webinar series highlighting new research findings from our specially-funded Thrips and Botrytis Research Fund. Initially presented exclusively to our Thrips and Botrytis Fund supporters, these recorded webinars are now being released to the industry in both English and Spanish. Take advantage of these FREE resources to help with your pest and disease management!
Throughout these webinars, you will learn the best practices for managing and controlling thrips and botrytis, understand why decisions are made, and how to make the best management decisions for your greenhouse. Our featured topics also include addressing fungicide resistance and the opportunity for use of biological controls. These presentations are brought to you directly from our expert researchers. Each webinar shares impactful research findings and how to implement the results into your growing practices.
We are currently funding six additional individual research projects focusing on Thrips and Botrytis, and two projects have just been completed. Our additional presentations will be released in the future, but in the meantime, put this new research to use! You can also participate in our Grow Pro monthly webinars that address other important grower topics with a chance to “Ask a Researcher” questions.
Research and research findings like those presented are possible only through industry support and contributions. Thanks to our generous donors, we can provide research solutions like these free to support a stronger industry. Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to AFE research and the future of the floral industry.
Thanks to 24 generous industry organizations and donors, our Thrips and Botrytis Research Fund raised $1.5 million to aggressively address these challenges. Those who helped us reach this goal receive all research findings first as a thank you for making them possible and are given the opportunity to hear the results live from the researchers.
Best Practices for Botrytis Management – 3 Part Series
Presented by Melissa Munoz and Jim Faust, Clemson University
- Part 1: Scouting & Monitoring for Botrytis
- Part 2: Addressing Fungicide Resistance
- Part 3: Creating an IPM Program for Botrytis Management
Controlling Thrips – 3 Part Series
Parts 1 & 2 Presented by Dr. Rose Buitenbuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Part 3 Presented by JC Chong, Clemson University
Spanish Translation provided by Rosa Raudales, University of Connecticut
- Part 1: The Challenges of Controlling Thrips
- Part 2: The Opportunity for Use of Biological Controls
- Part 3: Efficacy and Risk of Insecticides Against Thrips
Below are the Thrips and Botrytis research webinar recordings with English available on the left, and Spanish versions available on the right or you can access the videos directly on our YouTube.
Botrytis Webinars (November 2020)
Thrips Webinars (December 2020)
Research and research findings like those presented are possible only through industry support and contributions. Thanks to generous donors, AFE can provide research solutions like these free to support a stronger industry. Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to AFE’s research and the future of the floral industry.