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Most Common Pests in Vegetables and Fruits in Virginia

Lorena Lopez, postdoctoral research associate at the Virginia Tech Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, will discuss the most challenging pests in vegetable crops such as squash, tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes, as well as fruits like strawberries and blueberries. She will describe different ways to monitor, suppress, and manage these pests using cultural practices, biological control, and low-risk pesticides.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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