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Workshop on managing urban insects set for March 19

February 7, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - A one-day workshop on managing insect pests in urban landscapes will be held Tuesday, March 19, in Bozeman. 

Organized by the Montana State University Urban IPM program, the workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 2305 Catron St. Cost is $60, which covers lunch and snacks. 

Participants will learn about beneficial insects, such as bees and wasps, natural enemies, and pesticides along with how gardening practices influence insects. 

Featured speaker will be Whitney Cranshaw, professor of entomology at Colorado State University and author of "Insects and Diseases of Woody Plants," "Pests of the West" and hundreds of articles in scientific journals and the popular press. 

The program is designed for landscape professionals and those interested in insects and mites affecting landscapes and small acreage. Continuing education credits will be available for Certified Urban IPM Practitioners and commercial pesticide applicators. Participants in the Urban IPM Certification Program may register on the web at 

Pre-registration is required since the class is limited to 60 participants. Checks should be made out to Montana State University and sent to Linnea Skoglund, 121 Plant BioScience Building, Bozeman, MT 59717-3150. 

For the registration form and more information, visit


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