TDA CEU: Integrated Pest Management. Must attend full day to receive 7 hours of TDA CEUs. PRESENTATION SUMMARY: This session will focus on Ornamental and Turf Pest Identification. During the presentation speaker, Molly Keck will cover essential skills to recognize and manage pests in ornamental plants and turfgrass. Learn to identify common pests, including insects, diseases, and weeds, and gain practical insights for effective pest management. Perfect for landscapers, horticulturists, and pest management professionals looking to enhance their skills. Don’t miss this opportunity to sharpen your pest identification abilities and protect ornamental landscapes and turf areas.
Molly Keck is an Integrated Pest Management Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Bexar County, TX (San Antonio, TX). Molly graduated from Texas A&M University in and holds a Bachelors (2003) and Masters (2005) degree in Entomology. She is a Board Certified Entomologist specializing in Urban/Industry Entomology.
Molly has been working for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2005. As a program specialist in IPM, her responsibilities include providing adult and youth educational programs. She works with the pest management, landscape and professionals providing CEU courses, identifying insects, and other support of the industry. Molly provides Master Gardener and Master Naturalists trainings and various educational seminars to the public, garden clubs, and other professional groups on entomology and pest management. In addition, she performs research projects on fire ants, bed bugs, termites, and other urban and landscape pests.
Molly is also active in and serves on the board and various committees for entomological professional organizations and societies such as Entomological Society of America, Southwestern Branch of Entomological Society of America and National Conference of Urban Entomology.