Fundamentals of IPM Webinar Series from the Pennsylvania Agricultural Stewardship Association (PASA)
Pastured Pork Fundamentals
June 10, 7–8 p.m.
COVID-19 FARMER FORUM
Reopening? Update Your Farm Safety Protocols
June 11, 7–8 p.m.
WEBINAR: Recognizing & Managing Disease in Vegetable Crops
Tuesday, June 16 • 7–8:30 p.m. • Online • Free
During this webinar, we’ll review both common and some not-so-common diseases in the most important vegetable crops in the Northeast and Upper Mid-Atlantic: tomatoes, peppers, vine crops, and leafy greens.
We’ll then discuss control strategies for these diseases using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, including cultural practices and variety selection.
Finally, we’ll explore sustainable fungicide and bactericide programs considering application timing and methods, using adjuvants to improve efficacy, and selecting materials to meet your market demands.
WEBINAR: Biosecurity for Pastured Pork Farms
Thursday, June 18 • 12–1:30 p.m. • Online • Free
Establishing biosecurity protocols on your farm helps keep animals healthy by preventing the spread of disease-causing pathogens—even in the muddiest of pastures!
During this webinar, we’ll show you how to create a customized and effective biosecurity system on your pastured pork farm. We’ll start by defining a key concept of biosecurity: creating lines of separation. Lines of separation, or commonly referred to as the “clean/dirty line,” are the most effective way to manage pathogen transfer onto your farm and to your animals. We’ll also share examples of how to determine the best locations for establishing lines of on your farm.
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The Pennsylvania Agriculture Stewardship Association (PASA) is a Pennsylvania-based sustainable agriculture association founded in 1992. PASA works to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system through education and research that directly supports farmers. PASA coordinates year-round , administera formal , and facilitatea that empowers farmers with data they value. They also work to foster between farmers, community members, local businesses, policymakers, and other stakeholders.