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Elise AbbottFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Freshmen

Major

Horticulture

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Alyx Shultz, PhD.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

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Nature is equipped with all the right systems and services in order to be self sustaining. But in the global flower industry, growers are battling insect infestations like never before because of stricter import laws by the United States Department of Agriculture. In order to ensure the processing of their flowers, growers douse them in pesticides making them inedible and harmful to those who work with them. As edible flowers are making their way into the market on cakes and desserts, fresh salads, specialty spreads and much more it's imperative that they are grown in a sustainable and safe manner. This research looked at the common pests and predators of edible flowers in an effort to use plants natural pest services to eliminate the need for pesticides in the production of edible flowers.

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Nature is equipped with all the right systems and services in order to be self sustaining. But in the global flower industry, growers are battling insect infestations like never before because of stricter import laws by the United States Department of Agriculture. In order to ensure the processing of their flowers, growers douse them in pesticides making them inedible and harmful to those who work with them. As edible flowers are making their way into the market on cakes and desserts, fresh salads, specialty spreads and much more it's imperative that they are grown in a sustainable and safe manner. This research looked at the common pests and predators of edible flowers in an effort to use plants natural pest services to eliminate the need for pesticides in the production of edible flowers.

 

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