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Classes offered year-round. Learn to garden in harmony with nature, take an art or wellness class, and more!

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Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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July 26, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Integrated Pest Management

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Every garden is home to a host of life. Unfortunately, some of the six- and eight-legged inhabitants are detrimental to the health and survival of plants. Learn how to manage insect pests in your garden using a “sustainable toolbox” approach. Focus on integrated pest management techniques as well as the identification of both harmful and beneficial organisms. Go home knowing how to control pests in your garden using safe, wildlife-friendly practices.
These classes are held rain or shine. Dress for the weather and wear reliable shoes as walking paths may be uneven.

This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center on Wednesday July 26 through Friday July 28, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Timothy J. Waller, PhD

Dr. Waller’s major responsibilities are to provide leadership and support for the commercial agriculture industries of southern New Jersey, specifically commercial nursery production in Cumberland County. He holds a PhD in Plant Biology (focused on Plant Pathology) and is tasked with mitigating pest issues (insects, diseases, weeds, herbivores), intercepting invasive species, improving farm sustainability and production techniques, as well as developing best management practices (BMPs) for the growers and green industry professionals of the region. Dr. Waller is serving in his second year with Rutgers Cooperative Extension but has worked in various sectors of agriculture for the last decade and has held a pesticide license since 2014.

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