Dr. Catharine Mannion will present tonight’s program.
Catharine is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist with the University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center (T.R.E.C). Catharine will present a program on “Insect and mite pests of orchids.”
Catharine is responsible for developing a research and extension program on integrated pest management of ornamental plants with an emphasis on invasive pests. Her research has focused on the biology and management of several introduced pests such as whiteflies, scales, thrips and weevils.
Catharine received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from University of California, a M.S. degree in Entomology from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Florida.