Battling the Japanese Beetle – Expert Talk on June 19 at AAC

A Japanese beetle sits on white flowers. Text says Battling the Japanese Beetle. A talk with expert Betty Cahill about managing the invasive species. June 19, 6-8 p.m. AAC 290. RSVP with a bit.ly link.

On June 19, join DU Libraries’ Sustainability Committee, and the DU Bridge Community Garden for a talk about the Japanese beetle infestation plaguing Colorado plants.  The Japanese beetle has arrived along the Front Range in many neighborhoods and is causing severe summer plant destruction and concern by home owners. Expert Betty Cahill will explain the pest’s life cycle and the plants that can be affected in each stage of its development. She’ll cover cultural, organic and other management options for both adult beetles and their larvae.

This talk is open to everyone in our community. RSVP here. The event will take place June 19 from 6-8 p.m. in AAC 290.

Betty Cahill is a freelance writer and garden instructor and currently writes the popular garden “Punch List” column for the Denver Post Grow section which covers what to be doing in your landscape and vegetable garden weekly during the growing season and monthly during the fall and winter. She has been teaching gardening classes around the metro area for several years including Denver Botanic Gardens, garden centers, garden clubs and libraries. For additional gardening tips, information and stories, follow her on her blog.

Event: Battling the Japanese Beetle

Date: June 19

Time: 6-8pm

Place: AAC 290

Free, but please RSVP

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