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Bountiful Benefits of "Bugs"

  • 25 Jul 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Adult Wheel Bug

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Bountiful Benefits of "Bugs"

With Jonathan L. Larson

Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky

Date:  Thursday, July 25, 2024

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EST via Zoom 

(Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for the live presentation)

Cost:

Members- Free 

Non-Members - $10 (non-refundable) - once the recording is ready to view, we'll send you a link that will be valid for 30 days.  OR you can join GAONC ($20 annual membership fee), attend ALL of our presentations for free, AND have access to all of the recordings in our Video Library to view on demand.

About this Presentation:

Join Jonathan Larson of the University of Kentucky as he discusses the world of arthropods, especially insects, and their beneficial roles they play in the environment. While the word "pest" has almost become synonymous with "insect" at this point, there are many insects that provide direct or indirect benefits to humans. Everyone has the opportunity to try and help struggling populations of "good bugs" with some simple or creative methods of conservation. After attending this session, learners will be able to identify some of the more common beneficial insects and will be empowered to take proactive steps of conservation for them.

The presentation will be recorded for 

members to view later in our Video Library.


About Our Speaker: 

Jonathan L. Larson is an Extension entomologist at the University of Kentucky where he teaches on the insects that pop up in urban landscapes, turf grasses, nursery crops, greenhouses, and households. He and his students link end users to the research-based information and connect with growers, practitioners, county extension agents, and just everyday people with a variety of platforms. He is one of the three hosts of "Arthro-Pod", a podcast dedicated to the wonderful world of entomology.

*Approval of this presentation for continuing education credit is at the discretion of

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