Integrated Pest Management

Start Date
07/11/2018
End Date
07/25/2018
Description
Every garden is home to a host of life. Unfortunately, some of these six- and eight-legged inhabitants are detrimental to the health and survival of plants. Learn how to manage insect pests in your garden using a sustainable "toolbox" approach. Focus on integrated pest management techniques as well as the identification of both harmful and beneficial organisms. Go home knowing how to control pests in your garden using safe, wildlife-friendly practices.

Mike Leventry owns Verdant Plant Health Care in Wilmington, Delaware, where he provides environmentally responsible solutions to clients' landscape and turf health issues. During his career, Mike has consulted on the health of some of our region's most impressive specimen trees and managed pests ranging from insects to algae to skunks. He has worked at Longwood Gardens, the University of Delaware, and the Kennett Collection, which is North America's largest privately held bonsai collection. Mike is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and holds a degree from the University of Delaware where he studied plant protection, with concentrations in horticulture and education. He has taught seminars on integrated pest management on the local, regional, and national levels.

Agenda
Day 1
10am-11:00am: Introduction, Foundations of an IPM program
11:00am-12pm: IPM Control Strategies
12pm-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm-2:30pm: IPM Control Strategies, cont.; Biological Control Identification
Day 2
10am-12pm: Quick Review, Beneficial Insect Walk
12pm-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm-2:30pm: Pest Identification and Biology
Day 3
10am-12pm: Quick Review, Pest Identification and Biology, cont.
12:00-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm-2:20pm: Pest Walk
2:20pm-2:30pm: Wrap up, course evaluation and native plant giveaway
Location
Hockessin, DE
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
12.0
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the definition of integrated pest management (IPM) and the basic components of an IPM program.
2. Be able to apply IPM concepts to solve pest problems in ornamental plant systems.
3. Identify common insect/mite beneficial organisms, insect/mite pests, and their associated damage symptoms on plants in the landscape.
4. Make proper control recommendations based on pest identification and biology.
Instructors
Mike Leventry
Website Registration
Course Codes
GAR 341
Provider
Mt. Cuba Center


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