Integrated Pest Management Programs: Tips that will Save Your A$$

June 26, 2021 | 11:30 am | 321 | Cultivation

Michigan’s dynamic cultivation market is coming to life, and regulators are monitoring commercial cultivators for the proper pesticide use and application.

Regardless of your crop size, the success of your cultivation is based upon three IPM pillars of action: 1) Proactive cultural and environmental controls, 2) Developing chemical & biocontrol strategies, and 3) Focusing on rootzone management.

Regulators will be looking for a comprehensive, proactive, compliant Integrated Pest Management program.  By participating in Todd Statzer’s dynamic presentation, you’ll leave with actionable insights into how you can develop an Integrated Pest Management Program that supports a healthy, compliant cultivation environment.

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Todd Statzer – Vice President of Environmental Sciences, urban-gro, Inc.

Affectionately known as The Wizard, Todd Statzer serves as the Vice President of Environmental Sciences at urban-gro, a firm focused on high-performance Controlled Environment Agriculture facilities. urban-gro designs, engineers and integrates complex environmental equipment systems and solutions, including SOP-based Integrated Pest Management programs for customers across North America.

Having served as the cannabis facilities inspector for the State of Illinois, Todd understands state standards and regulations. Todd’s background includes three decades in the agricultural and horticultural market, including a family farm and running a 100% organic greenhouse producing bedding plants, perennials, and vegetable production. Todd also ran a greenhouse research complex for the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign where his team reduced chemical use by 30%

Todd holds a Master’s of Science degree in Crop Science with an emphasis in Plant Pathology/Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Western Illinois University.