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Innovations in Pest Management One Day Symposium

August 27, 2019

Lory Student Center

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About this Event

The Agricultural Biology () department at Colorado State University is hosting a one day symposium full of exciting content related to applied and molecular pest management research. Graduate students in the department have invited several keynote speakers to share current and upcoming research in these two fields. Attendees will also be able to share their own research during the poster session. Graduate and undergraduate students will have the opportunity to compete in a student poster competition.

Further details below. Awards will be given for the top posters!

Please attend to help kick off the first year of this symposium!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided!
*For any dietary requests, please e-mail the event coordinator:


Poster Submission Guidelines

We welcome attendees to submit and present research posters during the day of the symposium.

Poster session will occur during the lunch period, starting at 12:30 pm.

Graduate and undergraduate students can participate in a student poster competition, there will be prizes! To submit a poster for the poster session:

1. Email abstracts to Shannon Clark at by August 1st, 2019.

2. With your abstract submission, please specify if you would like to participate in the student contest.

3. For poster guidelines, please visit this link.

Register Here

Booking and Hotel Reservation

Book your reservations at the Hilton in Fort Collins by calling 970-482-2626 or online and requesting the CSU Room Block.

The group code is MBP.

Reservations can be made until August 12th at the symposium room rate.

Event Schedule

8:00Breakfast/Check-in, Lory Student Center, Ballroom D12:30Student Poster Session/Lunch
8:45Welcoming remarks1:30Harvest Weed Seed Control
9:00Introduction to Symposium Series2:00Molecular Methods in Pest Management
9:10Framing the Importance of Innovations in Pest Management3:00Overview of Crop Breeding for Pest Resistance
10:00Management Impacts on Pollinators3:45RNAi for Insect Control
11:00Innovations in BioControl: Economics and Integration4:45Closing Remarks/Student Poster Awards

Keynote Speakers

Neeta Soni, Colorado State University
Cris Argueso, Colorado State University
Pat Byrne, Colorado State University
Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming
Gregory Heck, Bayer CropScience
Iain Kelly, Bayer CropScience
David Onstad, Corteva Agriscience
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