Diagnosis & Life Cycle of Key Insects on Properties in Texas
Speaker: Dr. Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Tree Care & Arborist Track: Diagnosis & Life Cycle of Key Insects Found on Commercial & Residential Properties in Texas

Thursday, August 5  9:50 AM - 10:50 AM .... CEU: TNLA 1, ISA 1

Understanding the life cycle of target pests is a key point to developing an IPM plan. This course will navigate attendees through the life cycle of key target pests in Texas and help prepare attendees how to properly diagnose and develop effective IPM programs. CEUs Available: TNLA, ISA, SAF Sponsored by Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

Dr. Erfan Vafaie,

Extension Program Specialist IPM
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Overton

Mr. Vafaie joined the AgriLife team in 2013 as the extension program specialist in integrated pest management. With a background in entomology, biological control and experience in farming, Mr. Vafaie’s goal is to deliver training in practical, economic and sustainable means of pest management. Mr. Vafaie’s interests include banker plants, trap plants, natural predators, parasitoids and cultural practices to reduce insect pest pressures. In addition to grower education, Mr. Vafaie aspires to fill the gap in public knowledge about general farming practices, pesticide tolerance and insect damage tolerance.

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


Urban agriculture & forestry, water & land resources, healthy living
The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas is a scientific research campus and headquarters for public teaching. Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and extension specialists at Dallas work to advance three areas: urban agriculture and forestry, water and land resources, and healthy living.

Address:     17360 Coit Rd. Dallas, TX 75252
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Phone:    (972) 231-5362   FAX:  (972) 952-9216


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