According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Integrated Pest Management is “an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.” IPM programs provide garden pest management with the least possible hazard to people, animals, and the environment.
Reducing the use of harmful pesticides in and around our landscapes is vital to improve the health of our local environment and protect beneficial insects, pollinators, birds, animals, and humans. However, there are certain times when pest management is necessary. In this presentation, Ken Johnson will be back by popular demand to teach us about integrated pest management and help us keep our gardens beautiful and environmentally friendly. Ken will also discuss environmentally friendly ways to protect our young trees and shrubs during the 2024 periodical cicada emergence.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
at 7:00pm CT
About Our Presenter
Ken Johnson is the Horticulture Educator at the University of Illinois, serving Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan, and Scott Counties. His educational efforts focus on fruit and vegetable production, pest management, and beneficial insects. Through his programming efforts, he aims to increase backyard food production and foster a greater appreciation of insects. He is one of the authors of the Illinois Extension Good Growing Blog, and one of the Good Growing Podcast hosts.
Sag Moraine Native Plant Community is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to advocate for and educate about native plants and their importance in healing our ecosystem. Sag Moraine is active throughout many communities providing education and creating awareness about native plants. For more information, please look through this website or visit us on social media.