Industrial Hemp IPM
Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 1:00 pm
Whitney Cranshaw, Professor and Extension Specialist, Colorado State University
Industrial hemp in the current era is being grown over a much broader geographic area, and for so many different purposes, than it was when last grown in significant acreage in the United States. One of the many challenges has been to identify and develop approaches for pest management on the crop. During the past three years a great deal has been learned about the kinds of insects and mites that are associated with hemp, including several species that can have significant potential to cause crop injury. This webinar will be a discussion of the present status of the insect and mite pest management issues associated with this “new” crop.
About the Presenter
Whitney Cranshaw is Professor and Extension Specialist at Colorado State University. He has broad research interests related to integrated pest management of all arthropods affecting horticultural commodities. His recent research includes a project to describe the insect and mite pests of hemp and to identify pest management needs. He developed the following two websites: the Hemp Insect Website and the Insect Information Website, which consolidates much of the material used in Extension programming.