Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:30am to 12:30pmVirtual Event
Margaret McCollough will discuss her ongoing research, which aims to identify improved non-chemical management strategies for targeting weeds in the intra-row zone using cultural, physical, and preventative methods. Research topics include: (i) weed seedbank depletion for reduced weed emergence; (ii) the augmentation of crop density and spatial arrangement for increased weed suppression; (iii) targeted fertilizer placement for improved crop growth and impaired weed growth; and (iv) the optimization of robot-assisted intra-row hoeing and flame weeding. Margaret possesses a background in organic vegetable production, having owned and operated a farm located in her home state of Maine. Margaret earned a Bachelor's degree in Sustainable Agriculture and a Master's in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine; she is now working towards completing her doctorate in Agroecology at Aarhus University, located in eastern Denmark.
This event is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Seminar Series designed increase awareness of new research and techniques that advance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and its adoption in all types of pest management settings.