This class will introduce you to garden pests and insects through integrated pest management practices. You will learn the basics about beneficial insects and their interaction with pests as an important part of understanding the ecological systems of our gardens. Topics will include basic entomology identification, determination of threat to the garden and environment, integrated pest management, treatment and safety. Proper plant cultivation techniques to reduce pests and where to go for resources and assistance will also be covered.
This course is part of the Native Plant Gardening Certificate Program. You can receive an additional 10% off this class by enrolling in the six-class Certificate Program.