Women In Horticulture March 2022
March 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, owner of Buglady Consulting, is a horticultural entomologist specializing in integrated pest management. Suzanne has been involved in the green industry for more than 30 years with a primary focus on biological control and proper use of pesticides. Her business focuses on offering independent advice and training for growers so they can have the best science based IPM program.
A sought after conference speaker, Suzanne was awarded the Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers (ANBP) Award of Excellence that annually recognizes an individual who has made, or is making, extraordinary contributions to the field of augmentation biological control and its use in integrated pest management (IPM).
Suzanne has worked throughout North America, and internationally, consulting greenhouses, nurseries, landscapers, commercial insectaries, cannabis production, and interiorscape companies. She publishes frequently in trade magazines, teaches workshops and webinars, and lectures professionally to industry groups. Her dynamic presentations use her extensive library of photos and macro movies to discuss best-use practices for using commercially available beneficial insects, mites, and nematodes. She is an enthusiastic collaborator with university extension and research faculty, helping with field trials for controlling both established and invasive pests. She is often in the field observing problems directly, and helping growers sort out pest advice from a bewildering amount of online material.
Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in both Entomology and Environmental Horticulture. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband. She loves fun hats and is known to wear them when presenting.