84 Symposium--Insect Ecology in Organic Crop Management Systems

Oral Session
ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems
Organic production practices focus on an ecological approach to management to create a sustainable and resilient cropping system.  Farming practices used by organic farmers, such as diverse crop rotations, cover cropping, planting insectary crops, and creating pollinator habitats can serve as examples as to the interaction between prodcution strategies and pest and beneficial insect interactions.  The goal of this session is to explore those interactions through the research of agronomists and entomologists working in these systems.

Approved for 3 IPM CEUs.


Organic Management Systems Community

Monday, November 16, 2015: 12:55 PM-4:15 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, L100 A

Erin Silva
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Ecological Management for Ecosystem Services: What Can be Learned from Failure of Neonicotinoids.
Juha Helenius, University of Helsinki; Charles A. Francis, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
1:50 PM
Is Mineral Balance Beneficial? Gypsum Fertilization Affects European Corn Borer Development and Insect Damage to Corn.
Ebony Murrell, Pennsylvania State University; Eileen M Cullen, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
2:10 PM
The Role of Plant Breeding in Insect Management in Organic Systems.
William F. Tracy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:30 PM
Arthropods in Organic Reduced Tillage Systems.
Mary Barbercheck, The Pennsylvania State University; Ariel Rivers, The Pennsylvania State University; Randa Jabbour, University of Wyoming; Tara Pisani-Gareau, Boston College; Christina Mullen, The Pennsylvania State University
2:55 PM
3:55 PM
A Multi-Pronged Appraoch to Organic Soybean Pest Management.
Kathleen Delate, Iowa State University
4:15 PM