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INVEST TODAY IN YOUR TOMORROW! Welcome to UA Little Rock ExtendedEducation! Browse our available Courses and Trainingsusing the categories below. Just click on the subcategory to see what is available. Or, perform a key word search by usingthe search tool located at the top right of the page. > Self-sustainability > In-person Short Courses

Managing Pests and Diseases in Urban Gardens   

Pests and disease can very often be a roadblock to bountiful vegetable and fruit production. In this workshop, Dr. Aaron Cato will teach an integrated approach to managing pests in the backyard urban environment that will help to ensure that both organic and conventionally minded growers are successful in their efforts to grow produce. He will teach participants how to use cultural controls to help turn their garden into an ideal environment to avoid pests, how to identify pests and diseases in gardens, and actions that should be taken once these pests and diseases are found. The class will include classroom instruction plus hands-on experience scouting for pests in vegetables and fruit at the UALR gardens. Dr. Aaron Cato is an Extension Specialist in Horticulture Integrated Pest Management for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture – Cooperative Extension Service. He is an Entomologist whose work focuses on sustainable management of pests (insects, pathogens, and weeds) in fruit and vegetable crops by employing systems approaches that rely on pest prevention and cultural controls, scouting, economic thresholds, and use of targeted and specific pesticide applications.

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    Tuition: $15.00

  • Dates: 6/22/2024 - 6/22/2024

    Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Section: 01          Number of Sessions: 1

    Days of the Week: Sa

  • Building: Donaghey Student Center

    Room: Leadership Lounge

    Address: 2801 S University Ave Little Rock, AR


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UA Little Rock Extended Education

2801 S. University Avenue
Fine Arts, Suite 210
Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 569-3276

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