Saturday, July 7, 2012

Upcoming Seminar: Identifying Good and Bad Bugs

Identifying Good and Bad Bugs
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10am-12pm
Austin Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin TX  78746


Wizzie Brown, integrated pest management specialist for AgriLife Extension in Texas, will lecture on how to manage pests in your yard through Integrated Pest Management. IPM is environmentally and ecologically responsible use of chemicals in order to minimize possibilities of harm to beneficial insects, pets or water supplies. She will teach how to identify good bugs vs. bag bugs and the thoughtful, careful use of pesticides for control in our gardens and landscapes.

This free class doesn’t require a reservation but if you want to ensure a seat, sign up online at http://travis-tx.tamu.edu/horticulture/    Any empty reserved seats are open seating at 9:50 am.  Please note, the Zilker Park entrance fee is $2 per adult and $1 per child or senior.  This seminar is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners, a volunteer arm of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. www.tcmastergardeners.org  For information, call (512)854-9600.

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