IPPS Annual Meeting 2019 speaker profile: Wednesday, October 16th - Dr. Yan Chen
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Speaker Preview
Dr. Yan Chen Professor
Ornamental Horticulture at LSU
PROGRAM DETAILS: IPM Approaches for the Management of Chilli Thrips and Crape Myrtle Bark Scale
Chilli thrips is an important invasive pest that affects greenhouse and nursery production of many ornamentals, and crapemyrtle bark scale is a relatively new pest on crapemyrtle that has raised concerns for both nursery production and landscape use of this plant. This presentation will introduce IPM approaches such as scouting and monitoring, use of entomological fungi and other bio-pesticides, and responsible use of systemic insecticides, with a touch on conserving beneficial and pollinators.
BIO: Dr. Yan Chen is a Professor in Ornamental Horticulture at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station. Dr. Chen received her BS and MS degree from