Pest infestations can devastate a profitable farm. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites grain and dairy farmers to a free Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop on Monday, February 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at CVC’s Watershed Learning Centre at Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills.

Pradeep Kumar, recent graduate from Environmental Biology Masters Program, University of Guelph, presents IPM opportunities. From 7 to 8 p.m. Kumar will focus on insect and pest plants affecting grain crops. From 8 to 9 p.m. discussion shifts gears to insect pests affecting dairy cattle. Participants are invited to attend one or both sessions.

“Pest infestations are a major challenge facing grain and dairy farmers,” said Mark Eastman, Agricultural Program Coordinator for CVC. “The workshop will help highlight environmentally responsible ways to deal with pests and avoid the devastation they can bring.”

Workshop participants will learn about funding opportunities to support IPM planning and implementation.

The workshop is free, thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners. Participating farmers should reside in the Credit River watershed. Space is limited. Those interested are asked to register online at http://pest-management.eventbrite.ca or by contacting CVC’s Mark Eastman at 1-800-668-5557 ext. 430 or [email protected].

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Media Contact:
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact:
Mark Eastman
Program Coordinator, Agricultural Extension
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext 430
[email protected]

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