If you own cropland that’s being farmed conventionally, neonicotinoid insecticides are likely being used on it. This webinar will help you understand the science of the most widely used pesticides in the world, the harm they do to non-target insects in the field and beyond, as well as questions about whether they actually help farmer profitability. Our speakers will also share insights about alternatives to neonicotinoids, like Integrated Pest Management (IPM), that save money for the farmer and benefit insect biodiversity as well.
Dr. John Tooker
• The Pennsylvania State University
• Professor & Extension Specialist in the Department of Entomology
• Research group studies relationships among plants, invertebrate herbivores, & natural enemies
• Long-term goal is to find ways to use ecology for sustainable insect pest management.
Dr. Christian Krupke
• Purdue University
• Professor & field crops entomologist
• Research and extension programs focus on benefits & unintended negative consequences of pest management, particularly neonicotinoids and Bt crops
• Advocates for IPM as way to solve pest problems, preserve yield, and protect the wider environment.