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Integrated Pest Management for Plant Nursery Production: Module 2 Scouting and Monitoring for Insects

With pests, prevention is preferred over extermination.

This module is the second in a series of four.

In this online ODA-approved course, you will explore the strategies for scouting and monitoring insects in nurseries and greenhouses.

Module 2 Learning Overview

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe different methods for insect collection
  • Determine the best method for capturing a specific insect
  • Perform a plant inspection
  • Design a scouting protocol for a greenhouse or nursery
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1 hour
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Additional Information:
Pesticide Certification and Recertification - Oregon Department of Ag


Lloyd Nackley

Dr. Lloyd Nackley is a plant physiological ecologist who brings a systems approach to nursery and greenhouse management research and extension. His program focuses on developing sustainable production practices in an economy and environment characterized by uncertainty.

Nackley brings over 20 years of horticulture experience from a wide range of activities, including public horticulture, landscape design and installation, ecological restoration, as well nursery and greenhouse management. Broadly, he is interested in how natural and controlled environments impact plant growth and development; and subsequently how these interactions influence management decisions, and societies’ ability to sustain essential ecosystem goods and services. His research supports production systems by quantifying, analyzing, and modelling biophysical conditions to provide increased efficiencies for given resources (e.g., water, nutrients, light) or predict detrimental thresholds given certain constraints (e.g., salinity, drought, temperature stress). 

Melissa Scherr
Melissa received her doctorate in 2010 from Oregon State University in Entomology. Her work is focused on invertebrate community responses to disturbance, primarily agriculture. She has researched insect communities mostly concentrating on pollinator ecology and Integrated Pest Management in the Willamette Valley. Her current work is focused on pest management solutions in Nursery and Ornamental crops, with emphasis on natural enemies. D

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