Integrated Pest Management and Insects in our Garden
May 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rachel Maccini of UNH Cooperative Extension will discuss the major groups of garden pests and give tips to identify the most common found in gardens in New Hampshire. She will help gardeners learn how to incorporate important Integrated Pest Management “IPM” strategies to control garden pests. IPM is an ecological approach to pest control that protects pollinators and is safer for the environment. Rachel will walk us through the basics of IPM, which includes knowing the proper method to use at the proper time. Good cultural practices and proper selection of plant varieties, coupled with mechanical and biological controls will help control populations.
Rachel Maccini is an entomologist and the Pesticide Education Coordinator at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.
Social and business meeting 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.