IPM Workshop for Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers
October 30, 2012, UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA
8:45 Check-in at registration table
9:00 Welcome and overview (Dr. Mary Louise Flint and Karey Windbiel-Rojas, UC IPM)
- Why retailers are critical to helping consumers find environmentally sound methods to manage pests
- How retailers can promote IPM and why they would want to
- The train-the-trainer concept—bringing what you learn today back to your store
- Interactive Survey
9:35 IPM Advocates Program (Annie Joseph, Our Water - Our World)
9:55- 11:05 First Breakout*
11:10- 12:20 Second Breakout*
1:00-2:10 Third Breakout*
2:15 Wrap up and survey. (Wrap up will focus on what you learned today and how to take it back to your store—what materials have been provided to help you educate others.)
*Breakout sessions—each will be 70 minutes long. Participants will be divided into 3 groups and will attend each session in a rotating schedule.
1. Landscape Pest Identification: Participants will receive their own collection of the UC IPM Landscape Pest Identification Cards, will be introduced to the cards with a short presentation, and will use the cards to view and identify 60 preserved pest and damage samples in this hands-on exercise. Presenter: Dr. Andrew Sutherland, UC Cooperative Extension- SF Bay Area, and UC Statewide IPM Program.
2. Online Resources from the University of California. Participants will learn on their own computers how to navigate the UC IPM Web site and find resources to help identify pests, answers to customers' garden pest questions, and tools that can help solve problems. Presenter: Karey Windbiel-Rojas, UC Statewide IPM Program.
3. Pesticides and other products for managing home and garden pests with an emphasis on less toxic products. Overview of pesticides, health and environmental concerns, pesticide labels, safety and application equipment and less toxic pesticides. A hands-on activity will be included. Presenter: Dr. Mary Louise Flint, UC Statewide IPM Program and Department of Entomology, UC Davis.