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Integrated Pest Management: A Community Forum

October 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Integrated Pest Management, Community Forum tomato hornworm with parasitic waspWednesday, October 18, 5-6:30 p.m.

Support both healthy gardens and the health of Maine’s landscape and ecology in this community forum on integrated pest management (IPM), an environmentally sound approach to managing pests in gardens, farms, and forests. In partnership with the IPM Council of Maine, five panelists representing various specialties, including organic farming, ornamental horticulture, agronomy, entomology, and pathology, will share their knowledge in this free community event to help Mainers support healthy gardens, outdoors and indoors. Ideal for anyone with a stake in the health of Maine’s landscape and ecology, this 90-minute event will provide introductory insight about common-to-emerging pest concerns and discuss the practices, learn about the resources available to Mainers, and feature recent studies and discoveries that are consistently occurring. Come with your questions!

With Speakers:

Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist at Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Paul Sweetland, Maine Blueberry Service
Caleb Goossen, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Marilyn Meyerhans, The Apple Farm
Moderator: Hillary Peterson, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry



October 18, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States