[permaculture] PRI-CC Presents, Insect Management in Gardens and Edible Landscapes

Dan Halsey dhalsey at integra.net
Wed Jul 8 00:34:41 EDT 2009


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Insect Management in Gardens and Edible Landscapes
Presented by Entomologist Neil Cunningham, MDA

PRICOLDCLIMATE.ORG

PRI Production Assistants: Daniel Halsey and Julianne Love

Register online for this 3-part lecture series and save over 33%!  Or  
attend 1 or 2 of the lectures and pay at the door.

When and Where : All lectures are 7-9pm in the Auditorium (Room #150)  
on the main floor
of MCAD (MN College of Art and Design), 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis

Wednesday, September 9
INTRODUCTION TO INSECT MANAGEMENT
A bit of biology, a bit of ecology, basic overview of biocontrols.

     * Insect characteristics and life cycles
     * Plants we love and the pests that eat them
     * Species identification and stages of management
     * Common insect pests in local gardens

Wednesday, September 16
BIOCONTOL REGIMES FOR PEST MANAGEMENT
Specifics of solving pest problems using predator/parasitic wasp  
complexes and/or multispecies releases of predatory mites; the process  
of ordering bio-agents from biocontrol suppliers; and how alternative  
pesticides like insecticidal soaps, hort oils, and kaolin clays work  
physically on insects - in contrast to synthetic pesticides that  
function as nerve toxins.

     * Natural pesticides, soaps, and clays
     * Beneficial insect predators and parasites
           o Multi-species release and biocontrols
           o Seasonal management techniques
           o Sources for beneficial insects

Wednesday, September 23
PLANTING HABITAT FOR BENEFICIAL INSECT MANAGEMENT
A long-term view of biological control : the importance of creating  
habitat, and how plant diversity enables the insect diversity needed  
for natural control of pest populations.

     * Fall and Spring garden prep for insect management
     * Building habitat for beneficial insects
           o Using plant diversity for insect diversity
           o Attracting beneficial insects with Insectory Islands
           o Building an Insectory Island and insect habitat



How to Register:  PRICES BELOW ARE FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF 3  
LECTURES!  Click the appropriate button below to register in advance  
for all 3 lectures at a discounted series price.

If you want to attend one or two of the lectures, please pay at the  
door.  (Price at the door: $15 per lecture for members, $20 per  
lecture for non-members.)

Note: When you are paying, please select the blue GOOGLE CHECKOUT  
button (below the Checkout button), as we will accept On-Line Credit  
Card payment only for this event.



Questions? Please contact Dan Halsey.
612-720-5001


SouthWoods Forest Gardens
Southwoodsforestgardens.blogspot.com
Spring Lake Township, Minnesota




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