Infamous Insect Pests
10 am - 12:30 pm
Mt. Cuba Center
Insects are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem. Some are allies in pollination, while others
damage plants or spread disease. Learn how to identify and control the most common insect
pests in your garden using effective, environmentally safe methods. Explore our gardens with
Mike Leventry and discover the types of problems caused by insects on the "Least Wanted" list and which plants are affected. Be prepared to walk outdoors.
Mike Leventry owns Verdant Plant Health Care in Wilmington, Delaware, where he provides environmentally responsible solutions to clients' landscape and turf health issues. During his career, Mike has consulted on the health of some of our region's most impressive specimen trees and managed pests ranging from insects to algae to skunks. He has worked at Longwood Gardens, the University of Delaware, and the Kennett Collection, which is North America's largest privately held bonsai collection. Mike is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and holds a degree from the University of Delaware where he studied plant protection, with concentrations in horticulture and education. He has taught seminars on integrated pest management on the local, regional, and national levels.
This course is eligible for 2.5 PCH CEUs
For additional information, or to register, click here: INFAMOUS INSECT PESTS
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