Lower Toxicity Insect Pest Management on Native Plants

Exhibit Hall B
Insect pest management (IPM) is sometimes a challenge with native plants, especially when harsh pesticides need to be avoided for healthy wildlife habitat and when new invasive insects keep arriving in Florida. It is estimated on average that 2.5 new insects become established in Florida every month. Additionally, stress to native plants that are mismatched with growing conditions can lead to greater pest and disease issues. This workshop will discuss some of the insect pests of Florida native plants and how to use integrated pest management strategies and lower toxicity insecticides to manage them in nurseries and the landscape.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)
Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture: Course #: 0011771
Regulatory Council of Community Association Managers: Course #: 9629716
FNGLA: 1 CEU for FNGLA certified horticulture and landscape professionals
ISA Certified Arborists: 1, TW Climber Specialist: 1, BCMA-Practice: 1, TW Aerial Lift Specialist: 1, Municipal Specialist: 1

TOPICS COVERED
Some insect pests and general pest insect and mite categories.
Best Management Practices, including scouting, that may affect pest levels.
Pest management strategies and lower toxicity for managing insects in nurseries and the landscape

Fee: $18

This session is sponsored by the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation


Community Associations Garden/Landscape LA CE credits