Insect ID for Gardeners

Date: March 26, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Kent/MSU Extension 775 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids 49503
Contact: Adriane Land, 616-632-7880 ext 2,

Cost: $70.00 per participant
(Includes: lunch and 30x hand lens)

We all know how frustrating it can be. ‘Something’ is eating your clematis or broccoli or roses or boxwood, leaving leaves and /or blossoms tattered or missing in action! You know from your integrated pest management training that step one in controlling the problem is identifying the ‘pest.’ Two wings or four? Sucking mouthparts or chewing mouthparts? Short or bristly antennae? Yikes! Join us to learn how to use a dichotomous key and make the correct identification of your garden pest easier. 

MSU Extension Educator, Duke Elsner, and Extension Instructor, Abi Saaed, are combining their considerable expertise to offer a day of interactive, hands-on entomology education. The day will include:

  • the basics of insect biology
  • an overview of eight common insect orders
  • how to use a dichotomous key
  • working with a dissecting microscope, and
  • discussion about insect control.

Join us for this fun and informative class. Space is limited to 32 participants so don’t delay - register today! 

REGISTRATION deadline is March 16, 2016 or when class is full. No registrations at the door. 

Payment by Credit Card: Recommended, via this secure MSU payment site to expedite your seat reservation. To ensure your transaction is processed, please enter your personal information exactly as shown on the credit card and do not include dashes in the credit card number. You will recieve confirmation upon completion of your transaction. 

Payment by Check:  Your seat is not reserved until your balance is paid in full. Please allow 10 business days for check processing.  Mail your payment to:

MSU ANR Event Services/Insect ID for Gardeners 3/26/16
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Room 11
East Lansing, MI  48824

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds within 7 days of the event. Substitutions allowed.


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