Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Common Insects in Backyard Landscapes
Thursday, June 18, 2020
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual attendance via Zoom video and audio internet connection
Presenter: Sam Marshall, Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, Haywood County Extension
Program Description: From expansive ornamental and vegetable plots to small patio gardens, insects, both good and bad, are critical elements to the success of any garden. Whether you are managing insect pests or trying to encourage beneficial pollinators and natural enemies, early and correct identification of our common garden visitors is vitally important in determining if and when treatment should begin.
In this talk we will discuss common beneficial and pest insects, the types of plants upon which they feed, and integrated strategies for suppressing pest insect populations. We will also review organic and conventional insecticide treatment options, with an emphasis on correct timing of applications to control insect pests and reduce overall use of insecticides to minimize impacts to beneficials.
Bio: Sam Marshall is the Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent for Haywood County. His program responsibilities include providing technical service to Fruit and Vegetable Farmers, Green Industry professionals and nursery growers, private and commercial pesticide applicators, as well as home gardeners. He also manages the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, which in 2019 donated 6,342 hours of volunteer service to Haywood County residents.
Registration: The talk is free, but participation is limited and registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.
Zoom seminar access: After registration, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join this online live broadcast via Zoom. The ability to access Zoom through a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a reliable internet connection is necessary to attend.