Online Module: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Your Garden
Registration Deadline: Monday, June 17
Christy Marsden, Extension Educator, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager
The garden season is in full swing, and you’ve spent hours planting, watering, and mulching… only to be invaded by pesky insects, weeds and diseases. University of Minnesota Extension has developed this brand new hybrid class that includes online instruction and optional in-person activities. This class will guide you through Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a research-based approach to managing insect, weed and disease pests in the garden. The online portion of the course includes:
- Knowledge as the Core of IPM
- Non-Chemical Control Tactics in IPM
- Practical Application: Activity and Q&A
How it Works
Learn the online content at your own pace starting in June, with the ability to ask your instructors questions along the way. Login information for the online course will be sent after the registration deadline, Monday June 17. Students who have elected the optional in-person option should have the course completed by July 13. Online course materials will be available for the duration of the 2019 growing season.
Optional add-on in-person practicum
Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m. - noon
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Learning Center - Garden Lab
Enhance your experience by adding this optional in-person session with the instructor and fellow students. Explore the Arboretum gardens together to identify pests and practice using Integrated Pest Management techniques to develop management plans.
$35 online-only registration Limit 60
$50 online registration PLUS in-person July 13th session, includes Arboretum admission Limit 20