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Crops getting hit hard this summer? Head over to the Pest Management section of the Farmers Forum to get some relief!
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Are the flea beetles, leaf hoppers and other intruders wreaking havoc on your farms?  the NYFC Farmers Forum is the place to find immediate answers on managing farm pests naturally with beneficial insects, traps and sprays.

This week (July 22-26th), Mike Dimock, PhD and Field Director for Certis USA, and Jeff Moyer, Farm Manager at the Rodale Institute, will log on to the forum to answer the questions that you pose to them!

This is the third in a series of experts on the Farmer Forum, and pest management was suggested by a number of farmers as a great topic as we enter mid-summer.  Find some relief for what’s bugging you!

Jeff MoyerJeff Moyer is an expert in organic crop production.  Currently the Farm Director, he has been with the Rodale Institute more than 30 years and was a former-chair of the National Organic Standards Board.  He is also a member of the Leonardo Academy’s committee on sustainability, board member of Organic Farming Research Foundation, and a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic.

Mike DimockMike Dimock is the Director of Field Development for a leading developer of biopesticides for use in agriculture.  He holds a PhD in Entomology from Cornell University and has over 25 years experience in research and development of microbial and botanical plant protection technologies.

Questions?  Please contact sophie@youngfarmers.org for more information, or just head over to the forum now!NYFC Farmers Forum logo

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