Integrated Pest & Pollinator Management for Ornamental Plants

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Integrated Pest & Pollinator Management for Ornamental Plants

June 19 @ 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Celebrate Pollinator Week, June 19-23, by attending pollinator-focused webinars from AmericanHort and Horticultural Research Institute. One for each day of the week! The first webinar will focus on pollinator-friendly Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies.

IPM is a well-established management framework to reduce pests with minimal negative effects on non-target organisms and the environment. In recent years, mounting evidence indicates that several insect pollinators, including bees and butterflies, are declining due primarily to habitat loss and pesticide use. This has triggered a need for pest and plant management strategies that also prioritize protecting pollinators, or integrated pest and pollinator management (IPPM).

Presented by: Dr. Adam Dale, University of Florida and Dr. Jaret Daniels, Florida Museum of Natural History

During this webinar, we will discuss:

  • The importance of protecting pollinators
  • Effects of insect pests on pollinators
  • How pest management strategies can be tailored to reduce damaging pests while still protecting pollinators

There is no greater pollinator health opportunity for our industry than providing ample and healthy sources of forage. Join this webinar to reach that goal.

This webinar is FREE to all registrants in celebration of Pollinator Week.

Check out the other webinars in the series:

June 20, 1 PM, ET  |  Dan Potter; Professor of Entomology – Retired, University of Kentucky

June 21, 1 PM, ET  |  Dr. Dan Potter; Professor of Entomology – Retired, University of Kentucky

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Dr. Adam Dale

Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist; University of Florida  

Dr. Adam Dale is an Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist of turfgrass and ornamental entomology at the University of Florida. His research investigates how insects, ornamental plants, and the way we manage them interact in urban and residential landscapes with the goal of developing more sustainable plant and insect management practices. He also travels throughout the southeastern U.S. providing educational workshops and training events for industry professionals focused on integrated pest management in urban landscapes. He teaches a formal course in turf and ornamental entomology and oversees a professional certificate program in Landscape Pest Management.

Dr. Jaret Daniels

Curator & Professor; Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Dr. Jaret Daniels is a Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity and Professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. An entomologist by training, he specializes in the ecology and conservation of at-risk butterflies and other native insect pollinators. His lab works across many different landscapes, from wild lands and farmscapes to roadsides and suburban yards, to develop best insect conservation and management practices. He has authored over 60 scientific papers as well as numerous popular articles and books on insects, flowering plants, and wildlife landscaping,

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