AMERHST, Mass. — Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program for an exciting FREE series of webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation!
Topics to include invasive forest pests in MA, spotted lanternfly, the biological control of winter moth, Asian longhorned beetle updates, planned detection surveys in Massachusetts and New England, integrated pest management of spotted-wing drosophila and brown marmorated stink bug and more! There will also be an update about non-native earthworms, close relatives of the insects, which have attracted a lot of attention in recent years.
Webinars will be held from 10:00 AM – 12:10 PM on Jan 19, Jan 26, Feb 2, and Feb 9, 2021. Please note: While participants from anywhere are invited to attend, much of the material presented will be specific to Massachusetts and New England.
Preregistration is required to access each webinar. To register, visit: https://ag.umass.edu/
For detailed descriptions of each webinar and to view archived recordings of past webinars, visit: https://ag.umass.edu/
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
- Invasive Earthworms in Massachusetts – Biology, Impacts, and Research Updates
- 2021 Forest Health Updates for Massachusetts
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2530816694099674895
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
- Spotted lanternfly in Massachusetts and the US.
- Successful Biological Control of Winter Moth in Eastern New England
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
- 2021 Updates from the MA Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program
- Trapping for New Invasives in MA – 2021 Updates & APHIS Update for MA
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
- The 1-2-3 Approach For Spotted-Wing Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Integrated Pest Management in Small Farms
- Spotted Lanternfly Monitoring in Massachusetts: Testing Airborne Attractants for Early Detection
Need pesticide contact hours?
Attend each day of presentations LIVE for pesticide credit. 2 pesticide contact hours are available for categories 25, 27, 29, 35, 36, 48 and Applicator’s (core) license. Additionally, 1 pesticide contact hour for category 37 are available for Jan. 19. Note: Licensed applicators may ONLY receive credit if the following criteria are met:
- Each pesticide license holder must attend the webinar live and login using their own device.
- Pesticide license holders provide their name, mailing address, and company name at the time of registration using a unique e-mail address specific to the person registering.
- Each pesticide license holder participates in the webinar and answers poll questions to be administered by UMass Extension throughout each presentation. Questions will be multiple choice or true/false format and based on content discussed in the webinar.
- Following the webinars, UMass Extension will issue a certificate of attendance confirming the number of pesticide contact hours which will be made out to the name and pesticide license number of the individual who registered for the webinar and participated in the poll questions. Please allow several business days for processing of the certificates.
- With permission from the speaker, webinars will be recorded and archived. Recorded/archived webinars will not be available for pesticide credit. Pesticide license holders must attend the live webinar for credit.
This FREE series is supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant AM180100XXXXG025. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.
To be notified of upcoming webinar dates and topics, join our e-mail list at: https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/email-list .
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