Wednesday - Friday, December 5, 2012 - December 7, 2012 9:00am - 4:00pm
Join us for a three-day intensive workshop with two of the most knowledgeable entomologists in arboriculture as we explore the theory and practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the designed landscape. This course, generally offered every winter at the University of Maryland, is widely recognized as the premier training program for IPM staff that monitor pest damage in landscape plants. This program will help IPM staff develop professional plant health care and pest control programs that seek to minimize dependence on synthetic pesticide usage through the conservation and enhancement of biological diversity with special emphasis on natural enemy communities. The workshop will focus on “key plant – key pest” techniques developed by Dr. Raupp for identifying pests and beneficial insects. Class size is limited. This course carries 16.5 CEUs for ISA certified arborists, 18 CEUs for PA landscape architects, and update credits from the PA Department of Agriculture.Fee: $590 (includes lunch).