Monday, August 16, 2010

Friend or foe? Know your garden bugs

Ever walked through the garden, admiring your plants and suddenly see...oh my god...what is that?!!  A horde of bugs on your tomato plants.  Are they good or bad?  What should you do? 

How to Manage Garden Insects
Saturday, August 21, 2010

LCRA Redbud Center, Rm 108N
3601 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin TX  78703

Insects can be one of the biggest challenges for gardeners.  But you can deal with pests effectively without spraying general insecticides all over your plants.  Wizzie Brown, Texas Agrilife Extension Entomologist, will introduce Integrated Pest Management (IPM), teaching you how to protect your garden without harming the environment or your plants.  Learn to distinguish beneficial insects in your backyard from harmful insects.  Basic IPM strategies will be described that can help manage insect pests throughout the landscape, in vegetable gardens, even in the home. Seating is limited at this seminar due to room restrictions.

This seminar is free and open to the public.  It is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners, a volunteer arm of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County.

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