Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM

Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Center, Classroom A, 40 West Main Street, Canton NY

Cost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.

Pre-registration required; please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email ph59@cornell.edu

 

ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5      NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.50 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, & 25; 1.00 in Categories 1a & 22. SAF Credits: Pending

Agenda

8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:45 Asian Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. In 2018, seven SLF adults were confirmed in five Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, & host species. (Hetzler)

9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. First NNY finds (2 sites) near Potsdam, NY in 2018. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread. (Hetzler)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin and Robert Cole of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, and potential mitigation measures. 

11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.

12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.

1:15-3:30 Scouting: [We will caravan to a site 15 minutes away. Please dress for the weather.] Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up

 

Presenters:

Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

Robert Cole and Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forest, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

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