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MNPS Monthly Program: Lessons from an insect egg hunt by Madeline Potter

  • 10/31/2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Lessons from an insect egg hunt: how plant selection can impact sustainable control of insect pests

Speaker: Madeline Potter

Join Madeline Potter to learn of the many valuable lessons from this insect egg hunt and how plant selection impacts sustainable control of insect pests. Her Master’s research was on biological control of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) and included a community science project. The community science project, called Project Stink-be-Gone, recruited 50 Maryland Master Gardeners to collect insect eggs from all around Maryland. The data collected elucidated new information about egg parasitic wasps that help to sustainably control pest stink bugs and other insect pests.

Madeline Potter is a University of Maryland Extension Horticulture Educator and Howard County Master Gardener Coordinator. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Master of Science in Entomology, successfully defending her Master’s thesis. Madeline has been conducting research in the field of sustainable insect pest management and beneficial insect conservation for the past five years.  She was awarded a Maryland Native Plant Society Research Grant in 2021 to help fund her research.

We can accommodate the first 300 people who enter the Zoom meeting at the meeting time. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. Registering does not guarantee a space in the Zoom meeting. 

Zoom opens at 7:00PM for pre-program board update and member Q&A. Presentations begin at 7:30PM and generally run until 8:45PM. 

This will be recorded and available on our Webinars page.

The program is free and open to the public.

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