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Good Bugs II Workshop (08/02/18)

Come learn about farming and integrating beneficial insects for natural pest control, a Conservation Biocontrol Short Course!

Good Bugs II Workshop

Come learn about farming and integrating beneficial insects for natural pest control, a Conservation Biocontrol Short Course! On Wednesday, August 15th, the course will be offered in Grand Forks County at the Larimore Dam Rec Area. Additionally, the course will be offered a second time at the Carrington Research Extension Center on Thursday, August 16th. Both offerings will start at 9 am at their respective locations.

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Participants will learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide natural pest control during this full-day short course. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to encourage beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately rewarding farmers with economically-viable pest management systems. A representative from the Xerces Society will overview conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects. This workshop is sponsored by Conserving Natural Resources, Xerces Society, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services, Soil and Wather Conservation Society and NDSU Extension.

 

Please register at: http://www.ndswcs.org/


Please note, there is a small fee for registration and it is limited to 50 per site. Lunch and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Travis Prochaska via email Travis.Prochaska@ndsu.edu.

 

TJ Prochaska

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU North Central Research Extension Center

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