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From the Ground Up: Integrated Pest Management

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Thursday, August 31st, 2023
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Oenslager Nature Center , 6100 Ridge Rd, Wadsworth, OH, 44281 Map

Public Welcome Family Friendly Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation Hands-On/How-To Workshop Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking

Denise Ellsworth, program director for Pollinator Education in OSU’s Entomology department, will present on applying integrated pest management practices in residential native gardens.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) will be the topic of our next learning session of our ‘From the Ground Up’ series. IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. These are the many ways to manage a landscape while avoiding the use of pesticides.

This program has two components; Part 1 from 6-7pm is an informal gathering to discuss specific issues that guests are concerned about. You are invited to bring in plant samples, bugs or whatever you think is harming your native plants. Denise will be on hand to assess these conditions and share best practices.

Part 2, 7-8pm is a more formal overview of IPM with specific attention given to concerns for native landscape gardeners and property managers. Please join us for this ecosystem approach to insect and disease management. Programs like this one are a benefit of your Greater Cleveland Wild Ones membership.

Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of problems in their own garden - such as a picture of a pest (insect or otherwise), diseased plant leaf, or other example - for diagnostic help.

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