Come and learn how native vegetation insectariums can increase populations of beneficial insects, improving your IPM strategy!
Native plants can increase beneficial insect populations, providing a free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) service for your farm.
Mary Retallack- Retallack Viticulture
An introduction to using native vegetation for natural enemies
Linda Thomson- Melbourne University – Enhancing natural enemy diversity and abundance in horticulture – an overview using vineyard examples
Dr Ian Chivers- Native Seeds Pty Ltd -Using native grasses in inter-rows and headlands
Amanda Garner- Australian Native Food Industry Lmt – Insectariums as bush food crops and where to find market
Karen Thomas- Port Phillip & Westernport CMA – Setting up an insectarium on your farm
Wednesday 14th September:
Cockatoo Neighbourhood House,
23 Bailey Rd, Cockatoo
8:45am tea/coffee 9:00am- 3:30pm
For further information contact Karen Thomas at the PPWCMA on 0427 480 170 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org