Change Laboratory for developing collective management strategies foran established and a potential alien pest species

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Change Laboratory for developing collective management strategies foran established and a potential alien pest species

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Abstract: Change Laboratory, a developmental work research methodology that stands at thecrossroad of education, knowledge management and knowledge creation, is presented as a metatoolfor involving growers in transforming the innovation process of pest management. The toolwas used in Finnish Ostrobothnia greenhouse cluster to develop collective management strategiesagainst the greenhouse whitefly in the current conditions and in anticipation of the potentialinvasion of Bemisia tabaci. We present how the whitefly problem and its ramifications wereanalysed and modelled in the Change Laboratory process, and introduce the initial solutionconcept that was developed in collaboration with growers, local advisors and researchers.

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