Southern Appalachian Plant Society

Connect the Dots: Plant Diversity, Pollinators and Pest Management

Joe Boggs   

Horticulture Educator, Ohio State University Entomology  and Extension Specialist

Wednesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. (Note change from our usual Thursday programs.) This is a Zoom presentation. Registration deadline is noon Wednesday, September 15.

Protecting plant pollinators is commonly viewed only as an insecticide use  issue. However, does the abundance of flowering plants translate into a  decreased number of plant pests? How do pollinators themselves play a  critical role in the reduced need for insecticides? This presentation reveals the multi-layered connections between pollen and nectar and a parade of unsung insect heroes that keep pests in check. 

Joe Boggs has over 29 years of Extension experience specializing in tree  and shrub diagnostics and pest management and has served as a state wide specialist. He averages over 100 teaching presentations per year  (including a recent presentation to the Perennial Plant Association) and  has published articles in numerous trade journals including Landsculptor  (Michigan Green Industry Association), the Buckeye Arborist (Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association), and the Canadian Groundskeeper. He is  the co-leader for the Ohio State University Buckeye Environmental Horticulture Team (BEHT) and a frequent contributor to the Buckeye Yard and  Garden Line (BYGL) blog. His weekly radio segment, “Buggy Joe Boggs  Report,” runs from April through October on the Saturday morning show,  “In the Garden with Ron Wilson,” (iHeartRadio: WKRC, Cincinnati; News  Radio 610 WTVN, Columbus). The Cincinnati show is syndicated to 34  radio stations in 12 states.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  

When: Sep 15, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)  Register in advance for this meeting:   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROGRAM WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL 7PM. The 6:30 start time for the meeting is to allow the host and presenter to  connect and ensure everything is set up. You will not be allowed to enter  the meeting till about 6:55pm. There is no need to log into the meeting  before 6:50pm. 

Members who can’t watch the presentation at the meeting time or want to  re-watch it may send an email to They will  be sent a link to a recording of the meeting which can be watched but not  downloaded. The recording will be available until the end of the month.