When flea beetles and cut worms are having a dinner party with your precious garden goodies, your first instinct may be to kill those suckers by any means necessary. Believe me, I understand the urge…but wait! There’s another way!
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a pest control strategy that uses an array of complementary methods: natural predators and parasites, pest-resistant varieties, cultural practices, biological controls, various physical techniques, and pesticides only as a last resort. Done properly, IPM practices can often prevent serious pest infestations in the first place, negating the need for any kind of post-occurrence treatment, chemical or organic.
Join us on July 7th for a two-hour, hands-on workshop all about IPM, taught by Anthony Flaccavento. Learn the ropes from an expert, walk the fields to learn pest identification, and explore methods to take back to your own garden or farm. Heathy plants mean healthy foods mean healthy families and farmers. Don’t miss it!
Integrated Pest Management Class
Date: July 7, 2011
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Location: Maple Hill Farm
Cost: free for Local Food Hub partner producers, $35 for general public.
RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434) 286-2176.
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