|IPM RESEARCH AT UVM ERL|
|At the UVM ERL we specialize in a) developing formulations of entomopathogenic fungi for
the management of major greenhouse/high tunnel/landscape & nursery pests, b) testing the use of
commercially and naturally occurring predators and parasites in both
commercial and research greenhouses and c) providing technical
assistance to greenhouse growers through hands-on IPM education and
workshops. We also have projects dealing with greenhouse energy efficiency.|
If you are interested in learning more about what greenhouse IPM related projects we are currently working on, or are a VT grower looking to collaborate wirh us, please contact Margaret Skinner at (802) 656-5440.
Aphid Banker Plant System used to sustain aphid parasitic wasps in a local commercial greenhouse.
Fungal Granular Formulation we developed incorporated into plant potting soil to target pupating thrips.
We help commercial growers reduce their reliance on chemical insecticides for pest management.
|We receive funding from numerous sources, including:|
American Floral Endowment
Green Works (Vermont Nursery & Landscape Association
NH Horticulture Foundation
USDA Emerging & Critical Pest Program
USDA Extension IPM Program
USDA HATCH ProgramVT Greenhouse IPM Program
|Greenhouse IPM Home|