INSECT AND WEED ID AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
Insects: Saturday February 6, 10am-3pm
Weeds: Saturday February 20 from 10am-3pm
Location: The Good Acre Classroom (1790 Larpenteur Ave. W., FalconHeights, MN 55113)
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Feb 6th: INSECT ID/MNGT
Improve your growing skills through increased knowledge of insect and pest management. Learn proper Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. This workshop will contain in-class lectures and hands-on activities. Beginning to Advance Farmers and Growers welcome. Dr. Ribbing will be there to answer all your insect questions.
Feb. 20: WEED ID/MNGT
Improve our growing skills through increased knowledge of weed identification and management. Learn proper organic pesticide selection, safe application and handling. This workshop will contain in-class lectures with hands-on activities. Beginning to Advanced Farmers & Growers welcome. Dr. Ribbing will be there to answer all your weed questions.
Dr. Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing, WEI Faculty and Consultant, is a former research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois; and Assistant Professor of Crop Science with the University of Wisconsin in River Falls where she taught courses such as Organic Production Systems, Sustainable Agriculture, Weed Control and Integrated Pest Management. Her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois is in Crop Sciences, specializing in Plant Pathology. She has many years of previous research, extension, and teaching experience and has publications related to IPM for agronomic and horticultural crops, developing bioherbicides, and other plant and microbe interactions.