The first A Lighter Touch Agroecology for Growers workshop took place in Gisborne on 17 September.
Session 1 – Jeff Smith, A Lighter Touch Agroecology Technical Lead
Introducing the A Lighter Touch programme. Enhancing agroecosystems for arthropod biological control in Citrus – why it’s being done and what it’s trying to achieve.
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Session 2 – Dr Charles Merfield, The Future Farming Centre
Technical introduction to the “enhancing agroecosystems for arthropod biological control in Citrus” project. A roundup from the review report behind this project.
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Session 3 – Matt Carter, Citrus New Zealand
Hosting the site in Gisborne. Drop monitoring. Data sharing.
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Session 4 – Dr Asha Chhagan, Plant & Food Research
Introduction to the pests, their lifecycle and ecology.
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General discussion – Jeff Smith and Dr Charles Merfield
The beneficial insects and the plants.
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