Volunteer Entomologist Helps Gardeners & Farmers Control Pesky Bugs

  • Mon
    Jun 20
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 22
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Moni Hayne at KRTo teach gardeners easy and sustainable tricks they can use to keep pests off vegetable plants, entomologist Moni Hayne researched, wrote, took photos for, and published an e-book. Garden Insect Pests of North America--Pictures for Identifying and Organic Controls identifies and contains pictures of 30 common insect pests. It also explains which are the good bugs that you shouldn't control (because they eat bad ones). Moni, who holds two degrees in entomology, has participated in a wide variety of research projects involving many different vegetable and fruit crops. She shares her insect and plant knowledge by engaging in volunteer programs in schools, 4-H clubs, and conservation groups at the local, state, and national level. For a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a lively and dedicated scientist, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Moni Hayne.