As long as humans have been farming, producing, processing and storing food, they have had to deal with pests that wreak havoc on that food. The pest control industry is in the midst of a new era of technologies being developed for food plant pest detection, prevention and elimination — particularly relating to rodents and stored product insects.

To provide a fundamental understanding of today’s technologies; their benefits for proactive, preventive pest control; and their applications with respect to today’s global standards and regulations, PCT’s sister magazine, Quality Assurance & Food Safety, is hosting a virtual conference titled New Technologies in Food Plant Pest Control. If you’re considering the installation of an electronic monitoring system or other pest control technology — or just want to learn more — you’ll want to attend the New Technologies in Food Plant Pest Control Virtual Conference on Tuesday, April 14.

Sessions and speakers include:

  • New Technologies in Stored Product Insect Detection, Prevention, and Elimination, Speaker: Dr. James Campbell, Supervisory Research Entomologist, USDA
  • Today’s Trends in Rodent Monitoring Technologies, Speaker: Janet Hurley, Extension Program Specialist III, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • How These New Technologies Work Within Current Standards and Regulations, Speaker: Geoff Farrell, Technical Manager, NSF International