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MSU program holds insect pest workshop

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Mar 19 2013 07:16:42 PM MDT
Updated On: Mar 19 2013 09:27:57 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

At least 65 folks from across Montana packed into a small room to learn more about managing pests in urban landscapes Tuesday.

It was part of Montana State University's Urban Integrated Pest Management Program where folks heard about beneficial insects like bees, pesticides and how gardening influences bugs.

Coordinators say the workshop was important since there are not a lot of training opportunities in the field and workers who apply pesticide need continuing education to keep their licenses.

"They need their credits to be legal pesticide application, for continuing education and they also get credits in our urban IPM program towards certification to be a practitioner in urban IPM," explains coordinator Linnea Skoglund.  

To ensure the companies you hire to apply pesticide are properly licensed, visit the Integrated Pest Management Program website.