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Nov 22, 2021

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A slight departure from Crobe-vember (don't forget pests are an important pathogen vector to address too!) with a beloved guest; Marybeth Sanchez returns to the podcast to discuss an area of her expertise that we haven't visited in a while- integrated pest management. MBS discusses the life cycles of the most common insect pests we face in the garden, and the importance of understanding how they breed. The fungus gnat (born pregnant) requires a different approach to treatment than, say, the spider mite, where sprays can be more effective in halting the entire pest cycle. This leads to a conversation about where pests like to congregate and reproduce, and how proper treatment relies upon understanding the movement patterns of insect pests as well. MBS also discusses general IPM strategies, her new toy The Microbiometer, and more...

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