URI offers insect identification course
KINGSTON, R.I.-- October 22, 1998 -- Attention all landscapers, garden
center employees, nurserymen, horticultural professionals and serious backyard
garden enthusiasts. You can learn to identify common insects in the landscape
and to distinguish the beneficial bug from the potential pests.
URI is offering a five-session short course "Insect IPM For Landscape
Management" in which you will study the life cycles of insects and
learn how to apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to effectively
address insect problems in the landscape. The course will run on Nov. 17,
19, Dec. 1, 3 & 8 (Tuesday & Thursday evenings) 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Kingston Campus. The cost of the course is $150.
You also will learn to identify insects that keep pests in check naturally
and what you can do to enhance populations of beneficial insects.
Session 1: Introduction to Landscape IPM & Insect Fundamentals
Session 2: Insect Pests of Ornamentals - Life Cycles & Management
Session 3: Insect Pests of Turf - Life Cycles & Management
Session 4: Beneficial Insects - From Bees to Butterflies
Session 5: Hands-On Insect Identification Lab
The course will be taught by nationally-known faculty and staff from
URI's Cooperative Extension/College of the Environment and Life Sciences.
The instructors include turf entomologist Dr. Steve Alm, biological control
and IPM specialist Dr. Richard Casagrande, medical entomologist Dr. Roger
Lebrun, plant protection specialist, David Wallace.
To guarantee your seat in the course, payment must be received prior
to the start of the program. Registrations are accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis. For more information or to register, contact Marion
Gold at 874-5705.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116