August 07, 2018

Leveraging IPM to Grow a Safe, Compliant, and High-Yielding Cannabis Crop

At its heart, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is about taking a combined approach to prevent and treat pest pressures in order to maximize yields and deliver positive economic and ecological results.

As many commercial cannabis cultivators know, it’s not a matter of IF you’ll get pests, but WHEN, which is why it’s essential to have a plan in place. By following a diversified IPM protocol, cultivators are able to both proactively and reactively address pest pressures using a combination of pesticides, biological controls, and best practices. The result is improved yields with minimized ecological impact. This is critical in an industry with a continually evolving regulatory environment governing the production of a crop with medical applications. 

Join our host, Ellis Smith, and IPM subject matter expert, Todd Statzer for this LIVE Q&A Session. Todd serves as the director of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at urban-gro, a leading cultivation technologies company delivering best-in-class systems, solutions, and technologies to large-scale Cannabis cultivators throughout North America. 

Be sure to bring your questions to this lively discussion on how to be proactive with a true IPM plan!

Guest: Todd Statzer, Director of Integrated Pest Management, urban-gro

With more than three decades of experience in the agricultural/horticultural markets, Todd brings unrivaled industry expertise along with a deep understanding of Cannabis regulatory compliance. Having previously served as the Plant and Pesticide Inspector for the State of Illinois, Todd is well versed in the standards and regulations governing Cannabis cultivation by region and leverages that knowledge to develop compliant IPM programs tailored to the unique needs of urban-gro’s customers. Todd holds a Master’s of Science degree in Plant Pathology/Phytopathology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Western Illinois University.