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February 21, 2019 Meeting
February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Pest Management in the Garden”, Rachel Maccini
Ms. Maccini will discuss the major groups of garden pests and give tips to identify the most common ones found in and around gardens in New Hampshire. She will help one learn how to incorporate important IPM strategies to control garden pests. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an ecological approach to pest control that protects pollinators and is safer for the environment. IPM is knowing the proper method to use at the proper time. Good cultural practices and proper selection of plant varieties, coupled with mechanical and biological controls will help control pest populations. Pesticides should be used judiciously, wisely and safely. Ms. Maccini is a graduate of UNH and has degrees in Accounting, Entomology and Adult Education. She is currently working towards a second Master’s degree in Urban Entomology. Her interests include Urban IPM, Entomology and Pesticide Safety Education.