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Speaker: Molly Keck, Integrated Pest Management Program Specialist

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    Educational Programs @ Nursery/Landscape EXPO'22

    Date / Time:  Wednesday, August 10, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Session Title:   TDA CEU Session: Insect Pests of Ornamentals: Sponsored by Spring Meadow/Proven Winners
    Education CEUs:  TDA: 1 TNLA: 1

    Must be registered for Wednesday Education CEU sessions to attend. Please note, to receive a full 7 hours of TDA CEUs you must attend these sessions for the full day! This presentation will cover common pests found on ornamental landscape plants. How to identify them based on their damage and best management practices to include cultural control, sanitation efforts, physical control and pesticides. Will also discuss use the systemics vs foliar applications and best timing and how to avoid negative effects on pollinators. TNLA and TDA/DRIFT CEUs Room 301 BC Speaker: Molly Keck, Texas AgriLife Extension Molly Keck is an Integrated Pest Management Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County, TX (San Antonio, TX). Molly graduated from Texas A&M University in and holds a Bachelors (2003) and Masters (2005) degree in Entomology. She is a Board Certified Entomologist specializing in Urban/Industry Entomology. Molly has been working for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2005. As a program specialist in IPM, her responsibilities include providing adult and youth educational programs. She works with the pest management industry providing CEU courses, identifying insects, and providing information to support the industry. Molly provides Master Gardener and Master Naturalists trainings and various educational seminars to the public, garden clubs, and other professional groups on entomology and pest management. In addition, she performs various research projects on fire ants, bed bugs, termites, and other urban and landscape pests. Molly is also active in and serves on the board and various committees for entomological professional organizations and societies such as Entomological Society of America (past Certification Board Member), Southwestern Branch of Entomological Society of America (current President) and National Conference of Urban Entomology (committee member).

                         

    Molly Keck,

    Integrated Pest Management Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County

    Molly graduated from Texas A&M University in and holds a Bachelors (2003) and Masters (2005) degree in Entomology. She is a Board Certified Entomologist specializing in Urban/Industry Entomology. Molly has been working for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2005. As a program specialist in IPM, her responsibilities include providing adult and youth educational programs. She works with the pest management industry providing CEU courses, identifying insects, and providing information to support the industry. Molly provides Master Gardener and Master Naturalists trainings and various educational seminars to the public, garden clubs, and other professional groups on entomology and pest management. In addition, she performs various research projects on fire ants, bed bugs, termites, and other urban and landscape pests. Molly is also active in and serves on the board and various committees for entomological professional organizations and societies such as Entomological Society of America (past Certification Board Member), Southwestern Branch of Entomological Society of America (current President) and National Conference of Urban Entomology (committee member).


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