Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

Master Gardener, Steve Turlo, presented information on Integrated Pest Management On June 22, 2013 from 1 – 3 pm at the Newton T. Bass Apple Valley Branch Library located at 14901 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley, CA 92307.

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

His presentation was centered on introducing UC Integrated Pest Management (UC IPM) web site http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/GENERAL/links.html.  The major points on Integrated Pest Management that he introduced were:

1. Use of pesticides should be limited to a last resort strategy.

2. Preventive measures that keep pests from getting out of control include:

    A. Soil Preparation
    B. Water Management
    C. Good Housekeeping
    D. Mechanical Removal
    E. Sun Shade Management
    F. Biological Management, and
    G. Cultural Management.

Notes on the Month of June

June is a good time to plant pumpkins from seed.

We just had summer solstice. Gardeners should be aware of day length.

Announcements

           Adelanto Gardening and Food Preparation Class

    Location: Adelanto Senior Center
    Time: 3rd Saturday of the month, 9:30 am

           Class on Cooking and Food Preservation

    Location: 777 E. Realto, San Bernardino
    Time: 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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About Caliche Chick

I retired from a career as an Environmental Scientist and Botanist. My first career was teaching science and English as a Second Language (ESL), and content classes for ESL students at the middle school level. I also taught introductory biology at the community college level. I have an avid interest in plants that grow with little to no irrigation. I also keep a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and back yard chickens. When I am not in my yard, I am taking Construction Technology Classes at Victor Valley College and working on my "fixer upper" home.
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