June 14th program: About the Speaker and the Topic:
Rachel Maccini is the Pesticide Education Coordinator at UNH Cooperative Extension. 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. Ms. Maccini is a graduate of UNH and has degrees in Accounting, Entomology and Adult Education.
Grantham Town Hall, Lower Level
300 Rt. 10 Grantham, NH
9:30 - Refreshments
10:30 - Program begins
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