Extension and Outreach Activities:
My extension and outreach program includes: training of extension personnel and master gardeners, and green industry professionals at the regional, national, and international level; development of educational materials; and implementation of demonstration programs in nurseries and urban landscape settings. Training on research-based IPM approaches involves coordination of and presentations at re-certification conferences, in-service training, short courses, green industry association meetings and field days, and professional meetings. Educational materials include the development of fact sheets on relevant pests, and participation in educational videos on IPM and biological control of invasive species. In addition, I contribute to web-based information resources (ex. Weekly Landscape and Nursery IPM Pest Alert Newsletter) and industry magazines providing nursery, landscape, turfgrass, and greenhouse professionals with relevant, timely pest management information.