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“Dealing with Social Concerns in Urban Environments while Providing Excellent Insect Pest Management: It is Possible” and “What’s the Buzz About: Protecting Pollinators and Beneficial Enemies”

July 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Dealing with Social Concerns in Urban Environments while Providing Excellent Insect Pest Management: It is Possible

Dr. Rick Brandenburg, Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University

This presentation will focus on cost-effective and environmentally sound insect management practices in turf. It will focus on key strategies to reduce insect pest occurrence as well as monitoring and best management practices for effective programs. Product selection, the timing of applications, and cost control will also be discussed. Strategies to address the public’s concern about pesticide use will also be addressed.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

What’s the Buzz About: Protecting Pollinators and Beneficial Enemies

Dr. Jason Schmidt, Dept. of Entomology, University of Georgia

The public’s interest in pollinator-friendly landscapes has never been higher, and with all the buzz around, do you know which species/cultivars are the best, and which do well in your area? To give the best advice, you need to talk about creating a pollinator habitat – a concept which includes more than herbaceous plants with pretty flowers. A pollinator space attracts all manner of insects – do you know them all? How can you tell a honeybee from a native bee; what about a fly from a wasp? What are best management practices when it comes to pollinators? Dr. Schmidt will answer these questions and share current UGA research in the area of integrated pest management, ecosystem services, and wildflower species for floral provisioning of pollinators and beneficial enemies.

CEUs Awarded:

AL: None
GA: Hour 1 – 1 CEU in Cat 24
Hour 2 – 1 CEU in Cats. 21, 24 or 1 Private
SC: Hour 1 – 1 CEU in Cat 5
Hour 2 – 1 CEU in Cat 3
TN: 2 points – C03-Ornamental & Turf, C10-Demo & Research, and C12-Pesticide Dealer
1 point – C01-Agricultural Plant, C02-Forest Pest Control, C04-Seed Treatment, C05-Aquatic Pest Control, C06-Right of Way, C07-Structural Pest Control, C08-Public Health, C11-Wood Preservatives, C13-Antifouling Marine Paint, C14-Microbial Pest Control, and C16-Sewer Line Treatment


July 17, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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Center for Urban Agriculture
770 228 7214