Advanced Biocontrol School

Reducing Pesticide Use Using Predators & Other Biological Controls

Ladybeetle (PSU - Ford T.)

Plan to attend the 2016 Advanced Biocontrol School and learn how using biocontrols within an integrated pest management (IPM) program can be a viable alternative to using pesticides.

  • When

  • Thurs., Nov. 3, & Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
    (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EST)

  • Where

  • Penn State Extension Lancaster County
    1383 Arcadia Rd.
    Lancaster, PA 17601

Day 1 will feature several presentations by experts on the latest information and techniques to help you better understand and more effectively utilize predators and biocontrol agents. Day 2 offers the opportunity to attend seven vegetable-themed or ornamental-themed concurrent sessions - a total of 14 different choices! Plan to attend the trade show and visit with the vendors about beneficial organism suppliers, bio-fungicides, bio-insecticides, organic fertilizer amendments, bio-stimulants, and more!

What are the Benefits for Conference Attendees?

  • Hear first-hand about the latest biocontrol information & techniques
  • Ask questions & interact with conference speakers
  • Participate in seven breakout sessions - vegetable or ornamentals - 14 different topics
  • Attend the Trade Show & interact with the vendors - ask first-hand!
  • Network with industry peers
  • Enjoy a networking buffet lunch each day along with refreshment breaks
  • Receive a copy of all conference materials and presentations
  • Earn Pesticide Education Credits
  • Access the online recording of the conference for up to six-months after the event (valid email required at registration)


Can't Attend in Person? Live Out of State? 
  No problem! You can still participate in the conference via live streaming! During registration, select Live Streaming Participant and then choose the Ornamentals Track or Vegetables Track for your concurrent sessions on Day 2. A few days prior to the conference, you will receive an email with instructions to view the event. Registration also includes six-month access to the online recording of the event (valid email required at registration).

Credit Information

Pending approval, Pesticide Credits to be awarded to conference attendees by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture include:

  • Cat. 01 - 3
  • Cat. 02 - 4
  • Cat. 03 - 8
  • Cat. 06 - 8
  • Cat. 18 - 10
  • Cat. 22 - 8
  • Cat. 23 - 8

Note that streaming participants are not eligible to receive credits.

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