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About wizzie.brown

Wizzie Brown is an Extension Program Specialist- IPM with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

2021 Entomology Advanced Specialist Training- registration open!

The link to register and a blurb about the program is below: The Master Volunteer Entomology Advanced Training Certification is going virtual this year! Over the course of 8 weeks and over 32 instructional hours, you can gain a greater understanding of entomology, integrated pest management in the garden, landscape and home, be able to identify common insects, spiders and arthropods in Texas, learn about butterfly gardening and native pollinators and much more. iNaturalist training, invasive insects to watch in Texas, medical entomology, using dichotomous keys for… Read More →

Entomology Advanced Training for Master Gardeners & Master Naturalists

The regular, week long training has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID, but we are hosting a four part online Zoom training for you to get your entomology fix! Time for each meeting: 6-7:30pm October 6 – Entomology 101 & How to ID Common Insect OrdersOctober 7 – Native Pollinators & Pollinator GardeningOctober 13 – Veggie Pest ManagementOctober 14 – Landscape and Ornamental Pest Management Presenters include: Molly Keck, Erfan Vafaie, Wizzie Brown Register here: Cost is $25 for all four sessions.  Presentations will be live and… Read More →

2020 Master Volunteer entomology advanced training postponed

Due to current concerns with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID -19), we are not going to be holding an in person training for the master volunteer entomology advanced training in 2020.  We hope to return to in person trainings in 2021, but we are hoping to get a web training together for this year. In coming weeks I plan on creating a blog on this site to keep you updated on entomology advanced training opportunities and creating a way that you can sign up to have new posts sent to you… Read More →

2020 MV Advanced Training to be held in San Antonio

Molly Keck, Extension Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be hosting this year’s master volunteer advanced entomology training in San Antonio. Training details are still being worked out, but the training will most likely be held in late summer to early fall. Check back to this site for more information.

2014 MVES Training Registration now live!

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… Read More →