Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Douglas College presents research on eco-friendly pest control March 22

Interested in learning about local agriculture's green approach to controlling pests - and what Douglas College is doing to help?

On Thursday, March 22, Douglas will present its research on non-chemical, ecologically friendly approaches to pest control in B.C. agriculture at a free public talk.

What's eating you? Biological control of insect pests in B.C. greenhouses will be presented by Rob McGregor, head of the college’s Institute of Urban Ecology, who will discuss research done over the past two years at Douglas on organisms which may be effective in controlling pests in B.C. vegetable greenhouses that produce tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

Rob will also talk about Douglas College’s partnerships with the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association and companies that produce biological control products for sale to greenhouse operators.

Thursday, March 22, 3pm
New West Campus, room 2201 

For more information see our press release.