Whitney Cranshaw will speak about the west’s garden pests — aphids, gall-making insects and mites — on Monday, March 18. Cranshaw is a Colorado State University Extension Professor of Entomology.The presentation, which will be held at the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium at 6 p.m., is hosted by the Montana State University Extension Master Gardener Program. The evening’s presentation will consist of two talks titled, “Ode to an Aphid” and “Gall-making Insects and Mites.”
Cranshaw, author of “Garden Insects of North America, Pests of the West,” facilitates outreach activities at the Extension in Colorado that relate to the diagnosis and managements of insect pests of horticulture crops. He also educates Master Gardeners on various insects and mite issues.
Doors open for the presentation, which costs $5 at the door, at 5:30 p.m., while treats and coffee will be available before the event and during a break. No word on whether aphids and mites are welcome at the presentation.