Pest Management in Gardens
Veteran Master Bob Cain will explain how to make well informed garden pest management choices that will reward garden productivity and the environment on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at noon in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Cain will replace Muriel Nesbitt who was originally scheduled to make this presentation.
This presentation is part of the “Green Thumb” education series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.
Cain will discuss Integrated Pest Management, a strategy to prevent and suppress insects, slugs, plant disease and weeds.
He will describe cultural, physical and biological methods of pest management that are intended to reduce human health risks, minimize adverse environmental impacts, and maximize sustainability.
A Master Gardener since 2009, Cain has 40 years of experience growing vegetables in Scotland, Ireland, Colorado and Washington.
Cain writes a monthly article on plant disease for the Clallam County Master Gardener Newsletter and is a frequent contributor to local newspaper gardening columns.
He is the 2009 Master Gardener Intern of the Year and 2011 Master Gardener of the Year. He served as the Garden Manager of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden for five years and is a past President of the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. The Master Gardener Green Thumb Garden Tips education series continues on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Presentations occur from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. For questions, call 360-565-2679.