Workshop 6: Jeff Schalau: Environmentally Friendly Pest Management
This presentation will discuss methods of pest control that do not rely on conventional pesticides. Insects and vertebrate pests can be very challenging to manage – especially in areas that border wildlands and open space. There are several non-chemical pest management strategies that can be applied in home landscapes, vegetable gardens, and backyard orchards. These include cultural practices, mechanical control, trapping, exclusion, frightening, and least toxic pesticides (soaps, botanicals, etc.). These and more will be presented.
Jeff Schalau is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Yavapai County. His expertise lies mainly in the areas of woody plant physiology and soil science, but his almost 20 years working in Yavapai County have taught him much more. In addition to teaching/coordinating the Yavapai County Master Gardener Program and providing science based horticultural information, Jeff delivers educational programs in direct farm marketing, small acreage, noxious weeds, and range management.