Integrated Pest Management Around Your Home and Garden

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Integrated Pest Management Around Your Home and Garden

Time: January 21, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: The Gardens at Heather Farm
Street: 1540 Marchbanks Drive
City/Town: Walnut Creek
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Phone: 925-947-1678
Event Type: free, lecture
Organized By: Brian Larson
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2014

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Event Description

Do you have questions regarding pest management in and around your home or garden? Get them answered by lecturer Dr. Sutherland,  the Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension serving all of the counties in the Bay Area. Dr. Sutherland holds advanced degrees in entomology and horticulture and has been classically trained as an IPM practitioner. He works with municipalities, public housing, and schools and conducts regional applied research programs and evaluations of IPM strategies and tactics for urban pests. His talk will addresses issues in all areas of pest management, including weed, disease, and animal pests. The primary emphasis of this presentation is dealing with insect issues in a sustainable way.

WHAT IS A PEST? Pests are organisms that damage or interfere with desirable plants in our landscapes or wildlands, or damage homes or other structures. Pests also include organisms that impact human or animal health. Pests may transmit disease or may be just a nuisance. A pest can be a plant (weed), vertebrate (bird, rodent, or other mammal), invertebrate (insect, tick, mite, or snail), nematode, pathogen (bacteria, virus, or fungus) that causes disease, or other unwanted organism that may harm water quality, animal life, or other parts of the ecosystem.

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This lecture is part of the Discovering a Sense of Place Series. Co-sponsored by The Gardens at Heather Farm and the City of Walnut Creek, Discovering a Sense of Place is a free lecture series that runs from January to May 2015 with topics including water conservation and waste reduction.

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