Entomology Team to Host Webinar Series

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Staff Report

The Alabama State University Entomology Team, housed in the department of Biological Sciences, will host its Summer 2020 Webinar Series beginning July 1. This series is based on topics surrounding several fields of agriculture, including entomology and horticulture.

Dr. Michelle Samuel-Foo, an assistant professor of Biology at ASU and a trained entomologist, is the principal investigator responsible for this initiative. She said the idea for this series was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the campus closure.

“Our team wanted to find creative ways in which we could still reach our students and target audience in these unprecedented times, while instilling a sense of learning and comfort for those viewing,” Samuel-Foo said.

In the five-week series, Samuel-Foo and ASU Teaching Garden Greenhouse Manager Caitlin Reeves, assisted by other team members, will cover topics ranging from home gardening, beneficial insects vs. pests, and agriculture research, including industrial hemp, taking place on ASU’s campus.

The wedisodes will stream live at 9 a.m. (CST)  each Wednesday in July on Instagram @ASU_Teaching_Garden. The episodes also will be featured on other social media pages, on Instagram and Facebook.

Make plans to join ASU’s Entomology Team in its quest for promoting agriculture!

The complete schedule is as follows:

Schedule:

Episode 1: A tour of ASU’s Teaching Garden – July 1, 2020


Episode 2: Let’s talk Tomatoes! – July 8, 2020


Episode 3: What’s the buzz about bugs? – July 15, 2020


Episode 4: What’s interesting about intercropping? – July 22, 2020


Episode 5: The hot new commodity; Industrial Hemp. – July 29, 2020