Are pesky bugs destroying your crops? Join the monthly agriculture discussion group free to learn more. The group is open to any growers farming or marketing fresh produce.

This month’s program will be focused on insect management. “Beating Back the Bugs – Walk & Talk” will take place at Canticle Farm, 3835 S. Nine Mile Rd. in Allegany, N.Y., on May 14 at 5 p.m.

What are some of the main pests, and what is the best way to deal with them? Learn how to develop a proactive, integrated pest management approach and bring all your questions about spray effectiveness, beneficials, scouting and more.

The discussion group is made up of new/beginning farmers as well as experienced grower-mentors located in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties. This group is free to join, open to new members, and meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Buck, Cornell Vegetable Program Technician at (607) 425-3494 or Lynn Bliven, Agriculture Issue Leader (585) 268-7644, ext. 18.