Training-Getting Started Rearing Insects

Post-conference training - Friday June 17th 2022 - 200.00 $ CAD

Training workshop: Getting started in insect rearing on a pilot scale (PDF version)

The insect industry is booming but finding correct information on how to breed and rear insects is hard to come by. In this 1-day course the researchers of the insect research center of Inagro (Belgium) in collaboration with the Faculté des sciences de l’Agriculture et de l’alimentation at Université Laval will explain the do’s and don’ts in a pilot rearing facility. The day will start with a general introduction in the insect industry with an overview of an insect production facility, possible health hazards, key points of interest. In the afternoon we will zoom in on the two important species: the mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) and black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens). The lifecycle will be discussed and how to rear these species on a larger scale. The day will end with product processing after harvest.
The aim of this course is that the participants will acquire the basic knowledge to start rearing insects on a small to medium scale and also have a good idea of the potential pitfalls, problems and uncertainties.
Who: This course is intended for (starting) insect breeders, students and researchers that want to know how to rear insects on a small to medium (and research) scale. Material will be offered by the staff from InAgro (Belgium) with the participation of experts from the Québec insect sector.

Where: Room CMT 3102 3rd floor Pavillon Paul-Comtois, Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation, Université Laval. 2425 rue de l’agriculture, Québec, QC, G0V1A6 (see PDF version for details on transportation to the campus from downtown).

When: Friday June 17th 2022, the day following Insects to Feed the World 2022 Conference ( Cost: CAD $200; Registration and payment on the IFW2022 website as an add-on during registration
Proposed draft agenda*
8:15 Doors open
9h00 Introduction to instructors & participants, review of agenda 9:30 Practical set-up of a rearing facility: Do’s, don’ts and risks 10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Practical set-up of a rearing facility: Do’s, don’ts and risks 12:00 Insects for food and feed
12:30 Lunch break (University Pub)
13:45 Rearing mealworms: production details
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Rearing Black soldier flies: production details
17:00 Q and A
17:30 Networking opportunities (Happy hour at Pub)

* Note: The time dedicated to each subject are appproximate and may be adjusted, according to the interests of the audience. The material will be given in English, however provisions for some translating to French will be available if required.

Note: If you are already registered for the Conference and wish to participate in this activity, please send us an email at indicating that you wish to add the Post-conference training - Getting Started Rearing Insects to your registration. We will add it and send you a secure payment link (credit card). If the limit of participants is reached, those who have paid for the activity will have priority.