Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control: Conservation Biological Control Short Course

Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control:

Conservation Biological Control Short Course

Thursday, November 30th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Unity, ME

 

In this full-day Conservation Biological Control short course, learn about supporting beneficial insects that provide pest control. Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

Details 

 

Agenda:

Click here for the full agenda and more information about the course.

 

Cost:

Registration is $45 per person.

Registrants will receive the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Toolkit which includes Xerces’ book, Farming With Native Beneficial Insects, as well as habitat management guidelines and relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.

 

Lunch is not included. Please plan on bringing a sack lunch with you to the course. 

Contact:

Jillian Vento

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

pollinators@xerces.org or (855) 232-6639 ext. 126.

 

 

Penobscot County SWCD to Hold Elections for Board of Supervisors

Persons desiring to run for the office of District Supervisor for the Penobscot County Soil and Water Conservation District should contact the District Office at 1423 Broadway, Suite #2, Bangor, ME 04401, telephone (207) 947-6622 to obtain nomination papers. Nomination papers must be received at the District Office no later than November 16, 2017. Persons wishing to vote (ballots are mailed to cooperators) in the election of District Supervisor must contact the District in order to receive a ballot.

 

Persons who desire to run for office of Supervisor must be a resident registered voter residing within the boundaries of the District All registered voters residing within the boundaries of the District residents are eligible to vote. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the District.