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New IPM class for residential landscapes

At 12:00 Noon Thursday, November 12, FANN is offering a one-hour virtual class via Zoom entitled Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the Residential Landscape: a Holistic Approach, with instructor Amanda Rose Newton from the Eastern Florida State College. This class is for landscapers and retail garden center staff who want to provide healthier landscapes and more sustainable methods of controlling landscape pests for their clients. Instructor Amanda Rose Newton is an entomologist and horticulture industry professional with experience in both academic research and teaching as well as practical experience working with garden center customers and staff.

The class will cover these topics:

  • How beneficial and pest insects interact in the garden naturally
  • Ways to augment landscape to promote the good bugs and deter the bad
  • Alternatives to conventional chemical pest control
  • Importance of ongoing monitoring

FNGLA certified professionals receive 1 CEU.

Just $15. FANN members, use your member discount code when signing up.


The zoom will open early for social time.

About the Instructor

Amanda Rose Newton is a board certified entomologist, beekeeper, educator and FNGLA certified horticulture professional. She holds an Associates of Science in Horticulture Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Entomology with a specialization in Integrated Pest Management and is currently working on her PhD in STEM education at the Florida Institute of Technology with a focus on horticulture and green industry professional development. After traveling all over the world assisting with integrated pest management and beekeeping projects, Amanda Rose now resides in Brevard County, Florida. Her three favorite things in the world are insects, plants, and talking to people about insects and plants. She makes a career out of this as an instructor at Eastern Florida State College, an information specialist at Rockledge Gardens, a hobby beekeeper and a volunteer with the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation. In her free time, Amanda Rose manages beehives throughout Brevard County, consults internationally on gardening projects, and is working to perfect several botanical cocktail recipes.

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