SC State University and the Orangeburg, Calhoun, and Richland Soil and Water Conservation Districts present:
Natural Enemies, Pollinators, and Pesticides:
Beneficial Insects and Integrated Pest Management
an official SC New and Beginning Farmer Program event
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Orangeburg County Cooperative Extension
1550 Henley St., Suite 200
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Printable Flyer (.pdf)
Featuring Dr. Rebecca Ann Schmidt-Jeffris, Clemson University Assistant Professor of Vegetable and Strawberry Entomology; and Emily Bonilla, USDA-NRCS District Conservationist
Beneficial insects are an important part of on-farm integrated pest management. During this workshop, Dr. Schmidt-Jeffris will discuss the importance, identification, biology, and conservation of beneficial insects, including the natural enemies of pest insects. Ms. Bonilla will share information about USDA-NRCS programs to assist with pollinator habitat enhancement. Join us to learn how to protect and encourage beneficial insects on your farm!
Supper provided; 1 CCH for pesticide applicators pending. Preregistration is required; maximum of 45 participants. Register ASAP by contacting Diane Curlee at 803-534-2409, ext. 8918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of agriculture, under award number 2016-70017-25351. Partial support for this workshop is being provided by the USDA Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program.