Beneficial Insects Program Offers CEUs

Dr Fred Santana

Dr Fred Santana

Manatee County Extension Service will present a program on “Natural Pest Control with Beneficial Insects” for the general public on Tuesday, September 20 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Three pesticide CEUs are available for the following categories:  Private Applicator, Limited Lawn & Ornamental, Commercial Lawn & Ornamental, Limited Landscape Maintenance, Ornamental & Turf, and Research & Demonstration.  Three CEUs are also available for FNGLA Florida Certified Horticulture Professionals.

The featured speaker is Entomologist Fred Santana, Ph.D.  A renowned photographer, Dr. Santana will present a close-up look at pests and their natural enemies, including identification and behavior.  Other topics on the agenda are ‘Integrated Pest Management for Landscapes’ with Extension Agent Crystal Snodgrass and ‘Working with Beneficials’ presented by Extension Program Assistant Kathy Oliver.

A fee of $10 includes class materials and refreshments.  Sign up online at http://9-20-11naturalpestcontrol.eventbrite.com .

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