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Abi was born in Pakistan, and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was 11 years old. She completed her Master’s Degree in Entomology from the University of Kentucky in 2014. In Kentucky she conducted a variety of research, mostly involving bees, and also played various leadership roles managing the department’s Honey Bees for four years. After graduating with her MSc., she worked in a Turf and Landscape Entomology lab as a Research Technician / Pollinator Specialist on a project to determine the best ornamental plants that attract bees in urban settings and the effects of pesticides on bees. She taught Horticultural Entomology for 2 semesters. She has also worked in Horticultural practices, IPM, Pesticides, and Insect Identification. She started working in Genesee County in June 2015 as the Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor and Master Gardener Coordinator. She is actively involved in local and State-wide teaching and training workshops on Pollinators, Horticulture, and Entomology. She also teaches for the Extension Master Gardener Program in Genesee County and State-Wide.
July 28, 2017 | Monitor lilies throughout Michigan’s growing season for signs of lily leaf beetle larvae, feeding damage or eggs. Take control measures if necessary.
February 10, 2017 | Create pollinator-friendly lawns that are inviting to bees and other pollinators.
February 2, 2016 | There are many ways you can make your landscape more inviting for bees and other pollinators.
January 29, 2016 | Gardeners concerned with lead contamination in their soil can minimize the risk of exposure and be safe while enjoying their landscape.