Events

Farming with Native Beneficial Insects – Mission, TX

September 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
National Butterfly Center
Mission, TX

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. Join Ray Moranz, Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist at the Xerces Society, as he overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Haywood County Beekeepers Monthly Meeting – Waynesville, NC

October 2nd, 2018
7:00 PM
Haywood County Cooperative Extension
Waynesville, NC

Join Phyllis Stiles, Founder & Pollinator Champion for Bee City USA, An Initiative of the Xerces Society, for a talk about the Bee City USA Program.

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Monarch and Pollinator Conservation and Habitat Development – Aberdeen, ID

October 23rd, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Aberdeen, ID

Please join Jessa Kay Cruz of the Xerces Society, along with partners at the Idaho NRCS for this workshop. Covered topics will include current threats to monarchs and other pollinators, conserving and protecting monarchs, pollinators, and their habitats, using the monarch pollinator habitat assessment tools in the conservation planning process, and PMC pollinator habitat trials.

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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects – Americus, GA

October 25th, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center
Americus, GA

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. Join Nancy Lee Adamson, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist at the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Cleveland County Beekepers Association – Shelby, NC

October 29th, 2018
6:30 PM
Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Center
Shelby, NC

Phyllis Stiles, Founder & Pollinator Champion for Bee City USA, An Initiative of the Xerces Society, will speak about the Bee City USA program at the Cleveland County Beekeeper Association’s monthly meeting.

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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects – Stuttgart, AR

November 8th, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Univ. of Arkansas Rice Research & Extension Center
Stuttgart, AR

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. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biological Control Specialist at the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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