NMC-CREES agriculture insect pest identification workshop

(NMC) — Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research Extension and Education Service is inviting farmers, gardeners, and other interested community members to its free workshop focused on insect-pest identification.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The workshop is a two-part event with a lecture from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Aquaculture Lab and a field trip to NMC’s As Perdido Farm from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for hands-on insect pest identification.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn the various kinds of insect pests which infest important vegetable crops grown in the CNMI, the types of damage these insect pests can do and how to control them, and the general anatomy of these important insect pests and how to distinguish them from one another.

The pests participants will learn about at the workshop include the melon fly, the papaya mealybug, and other insect pests.

Workshop organizers highly recommend that participants bring a hat and wear close-toed shoes for the second portion of the workshop at the As Perdido Farm.

There is no cost to attend this workshop, but facilitators encourage participants to arrive early due to limited space.

For more information contact NMC CREES at 237-6840 or call Arnold Route at 788-7724.

Source: Marianas Variety :

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