With Gail Langellotto Ph.D, Oregon State University, Professor of Horticulture and Statewide Coordinator of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program
Tuesday, March 12th, 7pm
New insecticide chemistries and formulations challenge sustainable gardeners to stay abreast of emerging data on the persistence of these products in our gardens and the impacts of these products on target and non-target insects. In this presentation, Gail will focus on the relatively novel insecticide, imidacloprid, and will also discuss the latest data on the impacts of low-level, chronic insecticide exposure on bees.
Gail Langellotto, an entomologist by training, has spent many years studying how spiders’ and insects’ behaviors either promote or inhibit natural pest control. However, when she started feeling bad about forcing spiders to eat each other or wasps to duel to the death, she switched to the less ghastly subject of bees and pollination. Because of her love of insects, she maintains a keen interest in understanding how insecticides impact non-target, beneficial insects ~ and does her best to pass this knowledge onto the general public via Oregon’s 4,100+ Master Gardener volunteers.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Where: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Presented by the Multnomah County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardeners Association.