We are honored to have Jennifer Tsuruda, a new faculty member in the UT Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, share with us what we can do to increase and protect beneficial insects in our yards, gardens, and landscapes.
The increasing awareness about the decline in pollinators and other beneficial insects has led gardeners to ask what we can do to help. Dr. Tsuruda (pronounced without the ‘T’ as in ‘tsunami’) will explain:
~ The importance of providing food and habitat for good insects
~ What to plant, how to plant, when to plant to attract and support different types of insects (bees, butterflies, natural enemies, etc.)
~ How to encourage and protect beneficial bugs once they are part of our yards, gardens, or landscape
~ How the direct and indirect impact of what we do can have a strong positive effect on our good insect partners
Originally from California, Jennifer has been studying honeybees for over 17 years. Before coming to UT, Jennifer was the beekeeping specialist at Clemson University and is past president of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists.
Her extensive research interests include foraging behavior, nutrition, reproductive physiology, and genetics. At UT she focuses on teaching beekeepers and non-beekeepers to improve the management of bees and to increase awareness of the importance of pollinators.
We are so pleased to have Jennifer join us for this free seminar at Stanley's!