AMHERST, Mass. — Join Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, will present this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest insect pests of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus arboretum offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs.
Selected insects to be discussed will include bark beetles and wood borers, pests with piercing-sucking mouthparts, defoliators, miners/leafrollers, galls, and more.
An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic entomology followed by a walking tour of campus.
The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy, giving participants the opportunity for an up-close and personal view of some of these insects. The class will be kept small for plenty of one-on-one interaction, so seating is limited. Lunch is on your own.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst
Instructor: Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist
Five pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, and Applicators License.
Association credits available: 4.25 ISA, 2 MCA, 2 MCLP, 1 MCH, and 5 SAF
Pre-registration required, as space is limited.
–UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program
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