AMHERST, Mass. — Are you concerned about finding jumping/snake worms on your property or heard about them from others and wondering what all the fuss is about?
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from scientists who specialize in jumping/snake worm research to discuss the latest understanding of these earthworms, including how to identify these worms, what their potential impacts are, and the latest research into how we might manage them.
This LIVE virtual program will give you the chance to get your questions answered following each speaker’s presentation, so bring your questions! (Note: Recordings of these talks will not be available for later viewing.)
Day 1: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
- Earthworms in Managed and Urban Landscapes: Impacts and Solutions – Dr. Olga Kostromytska, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture
- Invasive Amynthas and Metaphire Earthworms in New England Forests, Their Damage to Soils and Alteration of Nutrients – Dr. Justin Richardson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Day 2: Thursday, January 27, 2022
- Jumping Worms – Why Care & What To Do? Dr. Josef Görres, University of Vermont
- Understanding and Preventing Jumping Worm Invasion – Dr. Annise Dobson, Yale School of the Environment
Cost: $25/pp for one day; $40/pp for both days
Pesticide credit (valid for all New England states for applicable categories): 1/2 contact hour PER DAY for categories 29, 35, 36, 37, and Applicator’s (core) License.
Association credits: 1 MCA, 1 MCLP, 1 MCH, 1 CFE, 2 ISA, and 2 SAF (cat 1) credits PER DAY.
–UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program