I am looking for STRAW to use as mulch in my garden.  I am in Rochester Hills.  Any suggestions?
Thank you,

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Morrone, Vicki <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
What better way to get ready for the upcoming field season then to learn with and from others of the good guys and bad guys?? Insects that it….
Hurry as space is limited, to assure a quality workshop…

Interested in Sustainable Pest Management?

Michigan State University Extension is pleased to announce the first

Integrated Pest Management Academy

The Academy will focus on introducing the concepts of integrated pest

management (IPM) and prepare participants to implement IPM on the farm or in

the garden. The Academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management

but can be a valuable review for growers, nurserymen, gardeners, or landscapers

looking to brush up their IPM skills or bring new farm workers up to speed. 

To kick things off, Dr. Barry Jacobsen from the Montana State University will deliver

the keynote speech on the philosophy and history of integrated pest

management (IPM). Dr. Jacobsen is a world renowned IPM scholar and sits on

the board of directors for the IPM Institute of North America. Additional topics

covered on the first day will prepare participants to adopt the latest integrated

pest management practices through introductory discussions covering

entomology, scouting, plant pathology and more. 

On the second day of the program, participants will have the opportunity to opt into two concurrent

sessions that address pest and disease issues and identify IPM resources in the

following cropping systems:


•Field crops; corn and soybeans



•Pome fruit

•Small grains and forages; wheat, alfalfa, and mixed hay

•Stone fruit

•Strawberries and raspberries

•Vegetables; cucurbits, cole crops, onions, celery, and carrots

•Vegetables; peas, beans, sweet corn, asparagus, tomatoes, and peppers

•Woody ornamentals; conifers, and Christmas trees

•Woody ornamentals; deciduous trees and shrubs

The Academy will be held February 20-21, 2012 at the Kellogg Hotel and

Conference Center in East Lansing, MI. Registration for this information-packed,

two-day program is only $225 when you register before February 13.

Registration includes a notebook with handouts, breakfast, lunch, parking and

Wi-Fi connection both days. Certified crop advisor credits (9) and pesticide

recertification credits (16) will be available. Certified Green Industry Professional

continuing education credits (7) will also be available.

Preregistration is required and space is limited. Visit the IPM Academy website

at to access the registration page and learn

more about the program or download the agenda. For more information or to

register by mail contact Erin Lizotte at [log in to unmask] or call 231-944-6504.

Vicki Morrone
Outreach Specialist for Organic Production
303 Natural Resources
East Lansing MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)

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