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  • Beneficial Insects
  • Fruits
  • Gardening
  • Integrated Pest Management

This event is part of the Fruit IPM for the Home Garden and Landscapes Conference. 

Fruit trees and berries benefit from insects that either pollinate their flowers or eat pests. Welcoming and protecting these friendly insects—pollinators and natural enemies of pests—in your landscape should be part of your IPM approach to growing fruit. In this hands-on presentation, we will use the herb garden at Indian Ladder Farms to discuss how to recognize friendly insects, as well as how to select and establish plants that support them. 

About the Speaker

Amara Dunn-Silver
NYSIPM Program 

Amara Dunn-Silver is the Biocontrol Specialist with the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, whose office is located at Cornell AgriTech. Her primary responsibility is extension, with a small portion of her effort dedicated to research. She supports the effective use of biological control across New York as part of an integrated management strategy, and works with New Yorkers in all agricultural crops and commodities, as well as community settings (where people live, work, play, and learn). Amara earned a B.S. in Biology from Juniata College, and both an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology from Cornell University. 

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Fruit IPM for the Home Garden and Landscapes Conference

Date & Time

June 27, 2024
2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

pollinator garden

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Contact Information

Anna Wallis


Amara Dunn-Silver, NYSIPM Program


New York State Integrated Pest Management

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