The advanced rice entomology training is back by popular demand. I had initially hoped to focus this training on the diversity of insects that occur in a rice field (pest, beneficial, and just plain interesting aquatic insects). Unfortunately, the continued movement of the Mexican rice borer (MRB) into rice country is an important issue which trumps the aquatic entomology focus for this year. The LSU AgCenter is currently developing management recommendations and an educational program on the MRB. This information will be discussed at the training.
Below is the agenda for the training and some tentative speakers:
Date: September 13, 2011
Time: 9 am to noon with lunch served
Location: LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station Auditorium in the main building
9 am to 9:15 – registration
9:15-9:30 – welcome and purpose of training
9:30-10 – Secondary Pest Problems – early season issues and late-season stink bug management (Hummel)
10-10:30 – Mexican rice borer identification and host preferences (Speaker TBA)
10:30 – break
10:45 – 11 – Mexican rice borer insecticide management strategies (Speaker TBA)
11-11:30 – MRB management recommendations and monitoring strategies (Hummel)
11:30 – Discussion/questions
Noon – Sponsored lunch – provided by Toby McCown (Dupont), Josh Zaunbrecher (Syngenta) and John Bordlee (Valent)
This training will not be available to attend remotely, but it will be recorded for viewing at a later date.
This training will qualify for CCA CEU credits.
I hope to see you at the meeting.