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Virtual Grower Day | Cannabis
August 19, 2020 at 1:00pm EDT

Pest management in cannabis

Speaker: Stacey Hickman

For true crop protection you must consider above as well as below the soil when creating an IPM program. This talk will focus on Entomopathogenic nematodes as a control for common soil pests found in cannabis (fungus gnats, thrip pupae and root aphids). Nematodes have many advantages, however, choosing the correct nematode and delivery method are key factors to ensuring economic management of the pest insects.

Stacey Hickman, Natural Insect Control

Stacey achieved her bachelor Sciences with honors in Entomology from Brock University in 1997.Since 1999 Stacey has been employed with Natural Insect Control (NIC) and is now the head Entomologist.

Stacey has been instrumental in designing personalized IPM programs for variety of greenhouses crops throughout the Niagara region. Stacey liaison directly with indoor and outdoor growers on a regular basis, to keep abreast of what is going on in their crops and in the industry. When Stacey is not looking at, or working with insects she can usually be found with a book in her hands happily surrounded by cats.