The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly: Pest Management in the Garden
While many of our favorite ornamental and edible plants have been bred to be attractive to humans, often insects, fungi, and bacteria find them irresistible too! By taking a holistic approach focused on plant health, proper problem identification, and a developing clear management strategy, you can come up with a plan to protect garden friends while keeping foes at bay.
Join Ashley Troth (Extension Agriculture Agent) and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Durham County and learn how to develop a holistic, integrated approach to pest management. Participants will learn how to distinguish among different kinds of insect damage, the major types of plant pathogens, and how to reduce weed pressure. Organic management strategies will be emphasized.
Two identical sessions of this class are available:
- Thursday, May 14, 2020, 3–5 p.m. REGISTER ONLINE
- Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:30–11:30 a.m. REGISTER ONLINE
The class costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by May 12, 2020. Select a date and click on the REGISTER link above. Additional classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand. If spaces are full, add your name to the waitlist on the registration page.
Both workshops will be held at Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center (721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701)
This class is part of the Bull City Gardener Learning Series and is open to everyone.