Raymond Cloyd

Kansas State University





Schedule
Greenhouse 12 - Factors that Influence the Success of a Biological Control Program - 3A, 3B, Comm CORE, Priv CORE

Dr. Cloyd will address in detail the factors that can impact the success of a biological control program related to natural enemy quality; environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, daylength, and light intensity; and plant characteristics including trichomes (hairs). He will emphasize the importance of understanding these factors to ensure the success of implementing a biological control program.

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Greenhouse 13 - Common Problems Encountered When Implementing a Biological Control Program - 3A, 3B, Comm CORE, Priv CORE

Dr. Cloyd will discuss the problems that may be encountered when developing and implementing a biological control program including: not developing a sound scouting program, not assessing the quality of purchased biological control agents, releasing biological control agents too late in production, and not using the correct biological control agent. The presentation will help you to be successful in implementing a biological control program.

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