PITTSBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center will offer a Forestry Pest Management Workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 3–5 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.
The workshop will be presented by Dr. Kelly Oten, Forest Health Monitoring Coordinator with the N.C. Forest Service. As part of her duties, Dr. Oten surveys for and tracks invasive pests, manages the Ash Protection Program, partners with universities and government agencies in research, and does field diagnostics of forest health issues. She is also adjunct faculty at NC State University where she teaches Forest Entomology.
Native Forest Pest Insects (e.g., defoliators, pine bark beetles)
Invasive Forest Pest Insects (e.g., emerald ash borer, walnut twig beetle/thousand cankers disease, spotted lanternfly)
Dr. Oten will discuss pest identification, life cycle, range, and integrated pest management.
This workshop will provide 2 continuing certification credits for private and commercial pesticide applicators in classes G, N, D, and X.
This workshop is awaiting approval for Society of American Foresters 2 hours Category 1 CFE credits (approval pending).
The workshop is FREE but advance registration is required. The deadline to register is June 14. Call 919-542-8244 or email Debbie Roos if you have any questions.
—Debbie Roos, Chatham County Center