Workshop Description

Garden pests can be managed by using nature and its resources to strengthen the balance within your garden avoiding unnecessary chemical use.

Gardens are the natural habitat of for all types of insects – the good, the bad and the ugly. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) aims to manage pests using a mixture of control methods with low impact chemical being used as a last resort. This workshop will cover how to manage pests by using Mechanical, Cultural, Biological and lastly low impact chemicals.

Topics Covered

  • An introduction to Integrated Pest Management
  • Being a detective – identifying the culprits
  • Beneficial insects vs pests
  • Using barriers and cultural strategies
  • When to consider garden chemicals
  • Introduction to companion plants to help control garden pests and diseases
  • Common garden pests and control options

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