2016 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series

Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We will discuss how you can help pollinators and other good insects by using pesticides properly.  We will also talk about how to control insects we think of as bad, like fire ants, vegetable bugs, a new invasive fruit fly, and cockroaches.  Snakes aren’t insects but they can be good and bad, so we will have a webinar about them too.  Webinars will be on the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. Eastern time.  Click on the title for information on how to connect to the webinar.



FEBRUARY 5, 2016

Leaf footed bug on tomato leafDon’t Let the Insects Eat Your Vegetables
Presented by Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Moderated by Hunter McBrayer , Allyson Shabel, and  Eric Schavey



MARCH 4, 2016

fire ant moundKill That Queen the First Time: Tips for Making Fire Ant Mound Treatments
Presented by Dr. Jason Oliver, Tennessee State University
Moderated by Lucy Edwards, Marcus Garner, and David Koon



APRIL 1, 2016

Bee on flowerHelp Pollinators Cope with Pesticides
Presented by Sallie Lee, Dr. Jim Tew, Dani Carroll, and Jack Rowe, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Moderated by Mallory Kelley, Denise Heubach, and Ellen Huckabay



MAY 6, 2016

pecan weevill larvae in pecansManaging Pests of Backyard Pecans
Presented by Bryan Wilkins, Auburn University
Moderated by Bethany O’Rear and Taylor Vandiver



JUNE 3, 2016

adult spotted wing drosophila on raspberrySpotted Wing Drosophila
Presented by Dr. Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University (NCSU)
Moderated by Bethany O’Rear and Dani Carroll



AUGUST 5, 2016

cockroach on saltine crackerControlling Roaches Before They Control You
Presented by Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension and Dr. Faith Oi, University of Florida
Moderated by Mallory Kelley and Lucy Edwards




garter snakeSnake Identification
Presented by Katrina Dushaj, Colorado State University
Moderated by Dani Carroll and Hayes Jackson



OCTOBER 7, 2016

picture of pesticide application equipment and measuring equipment

Don’t Use Too Much Pesticide or Fertilizer:- Learn How to Calibrate Your Lawn and Garden Sprayers and Spreaders
Presented by Dr. Ples Spradley, University of Arkansas
Moderated by Taylor Vandiver and Ellen Huckabay



NOVEMBER 4, 2016

rodent damage in houseRodenticides
Presented by Ted Bruesch.
Moderated by David Koon and Tim Crow



Download the flyer for the entire 2016 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series:  PDF JPEG

The 2016 Webinars are brought to you by the Imported Fire Ants, Urban IPM, and Pesticide Environmental Stewardship eXtension Communities of Practice; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Clemson Cooperative Extension.  Series Coordinator: Kathy Flanders, Auburn University.  Marketing: Amanda Tedrow, University of Georgia.  Webinar Text Chat Moderators: Tim Davis and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, Clemson Cooperative Extension.


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Image credits in order of appearance: Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Dani Carroll, Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Dani Carroll, Alabama Cooperative Extension System; Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org; Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; Becca MacDonald, Sault College, Bugwood.org; Kathy Flanders, Auburn University; and Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension