Have you ever wondered what insects are munching on your plants? Or perhaps you want to tell the difference between a pest and beneficial insect. Maybe you should become an Entomology Specialist!
The 2014 training will take place in Austin, TX.
Master Volunteer Entomology Specialist Training will include experts speaking on insect identification, integrated pest management, pesticide safety, insects in the garden and landscape, butterfly gardening, biting and stinging insects, collecting methods and preservation techniques. Participants will collect insects for a collection during the course. Master Volunteer Entomology Specialists will be expected to complete entomology projects within their respective counties to become certified.
Most of the course will be conducted at the Travis County Extension Office. There will be some local travel to sites for field trips and we are relying on participants to provide transportation for these trips. Please remember to dress accordingly for days we are taking field trips. Wear long pants and shoes with socks and bring a long sleeved shirt, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlights and any other personal items you require.
This training is for Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists and is NOT open to the public.
You may register online or by telephone.
Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by phone: 979-845-2604