Category Archives: Presentations

Master Gardener Entomology Training

Most up-to-date half-day Master Gardener Entomology Training Handouts, 4 slides per page. A total of three different presentations. The PDFs are rather large (up to 35MB), so download may take a little while depending on download speed. Two of the presentations were rather large, so they have been split into two separate parts.

1_Intro_to_insects

2_Insect_Identification Part 1
2_Insect_Identification Part 2

3_IPM Part 1
3_IPM Part 2

What the science says on the impact of neonicotinoids on our pollinators

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 8.51.49 AMThis presentation, delivered both for the East Texas Beekeepers Association and at the Overton Field day (2015), gives some components to consider when looking at the impact of neonics on pollinators. The general public is very quick to call upon a ban on neonics for killing our bees – but the situation is really not that simple. In this presentation, I try to shed light on both sides of the argument that neonics are responsible for pollinator population decline.