Applied Entomology: Pest and Beneficial Species in Agriculture, including identification of key adult and juvenile stages; Types of Pests/ Types of Damage; Pesticides (mainly Insecticides and Miticides); Biological Control; Cultural Controls and IPM; Examples of IPM, How to build an IPM strategy.
Applied Entomology course particularly suited to those wanting to know more about options for controlling invertebrate pests in agriculture.
Each course consists of 6 x 1-hour sessions that are delivered over three weeks.
- Monday 13 November
- Thursday 16 November
- Monday 20 November
- Thursday 23 November
- Monday 27 November
Friday 1 December
- $800pp ex GST (max 12 spots available)
Who is IPM Technologies?
IPM Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian company that was established in 1996 to help farmers get better value out of fewer insecticides and improve control of insect pests by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This remains the primary aim of the company. Principals of the company are entomologists Dr Paul Horne and Jessica Page, who have worked together since the company was established.
We specialise in facilitating adoption of IPM using a participatory approach. We have developed and implemented practical IPM strategies to manage invertebrate pests in a wide range of both protected and outdoor crops including cut-flowers, berries, vegetables, tree and vine crops, nurseries, broad-acre crops and pastures.
Operating from our base in the north-east of Melbourne, we have worked on a wide range of projects across Australia and overseas. Clients include small and large farming operations, R&D corporations (e.g. Hort Innovation, GRDC), Australian and multi-national chemical companies, agronomy companies, Landcare groups and Catchment Management Authorities. Paul Horne has also lectured for many years at La Trobe University in entomology and IPM and has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students from La Trobe and Melbourne Universities.
IPM Technologies is independent and can offer impartial advice on all aspects of invertebrate pest management. We do not sell chemicals or beneficial invertebrates.
What is IPM?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the successful integration of all available methods of controlling pests, rather than just relying on pesticides. An IPM strategy deals with all pests, harnessing biological and cultural controls as the first line of defence, and using compatible chemicals (those which are least disruptive to the key biocontrol agents) as a support tool only when necessary.