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Ecologically Sound Pest Management for Homes, Workplaces and Public Areas

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2005

Safe and sustainable methods to control insects, weeds and rodents will be presented

(May 9, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.-The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host a presentation by Jennifer Grant of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES). She will discuss the ecology of the land and enable landowners to make and implement decisions about pest management which are safe, productive and sustainable.

Grant is assistant director of the New York State Insect Pest Management Program and the NYSAES community insect pest management coordinator. She will explain pest prevention techniques, pest monitoring methods, biological controls, pest attractants and repellents, biopesticides and pesticides at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Institute, at 601 S. Main Street.

Grant conducts integrative research in a variety of turfgrass systems (golf courses, athletic fields and lawns). Specific current and ongoing projects include understanding and reducing pesticide use for lawns, landscapes and homes, evaluation of golf turf management systems with reduced chemical pesticide inputs and organic amendments for athletic fields. She holds a bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Vermont, and a doctoral degree in entomology from Cornell University.

To register for this event, call (315) 781-4382 or e-mail fli@hws.edu.

The Finger Lakes Institute is dedicated to the promotion of environmental research and education about the Finger Lakes and surrounding environments. In collaboration with regional environmental partners and state and local government offices, the Institute fosters environmentally-sound development practices throughout the region, and disseminates the accumulated knowledge to the general public.

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