EAB University Webinar: Thousand Canker Disease: Everything You Need to Know in Half an Hour

Should you be concerned about this disease of walnut trees? Learn the latest about thousand cankers disease including: distribution, management, monitoring, basic biology, host-plant identification, and more! Cliff Sadof, Elizabeth Barnes of Purdue University, Department of Entomology, and Carrie Tauscher of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

EAB University Webinar: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid: Everything You Need to Know in Half an Hour

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is a deadly pest of hemlock trees. Learn the latest about HWA: current distribution, biocontrol programs, management, monitoring, basic biology, host-plant identification, and more! Cliff Sadof, Elizabeth Barnes of Purdue University, Department of Entomology, and Carrie Tauscher of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry

Free Webinar: Spotting the Spot – Spotted Lanternfly Outreach and Engagement

From the basics of ID to the importance and value of understanding how to report and two steps in the engagement process for spotted lanternfly and other invasive species. Learn how Ohio is transitioning from a spotted lanternfly uninfested state, to a couple non-contiguous counties with reproducing populations, with likely more to come. Amy will…

Free Webinar: Managing Invasive Forest Pests: A Futile or Fertile Effort?

As more invasive forest pests arrive at our shores each year, it is easy to wonder if all the efforts taken against them are worth the time, effort and money. In this webinar, Dr. Sandy Liebhold, US Forest Service Entomologist will draw on over 4 decades of experience to share his insights on responses ranging…

Free Webinar: Detecting, Identifying and Managing Box Tree Moth

Jen will provide an in depth training for professional horticulturalists on the detection, identification and management for this new invasive insect pest of boxwood, the Box Tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis).  Attendees will come away from this webinar with the ability to more confidently scout for this moth pest as part of the larger local detection…

Long-term Impacts and Management of Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect, has spread from its initial introduction in Michigan and killed millions of ash trees across the region. All six ash species native to its introduced range are susceptible to this pest, and the effects of EAB differ in the different kinds of ecosystems inhabited by these different ash…

The biology and management of the invasive spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula

The biology of the invasive spotted lanternfly poses a uniquely challenging threat to many agricultural crops, ornamentals, and, to a lesser extent, forests. Spotted lanternflies are highly polyphagous, can inhabit a wide climatic range, and thus have the potential to become established in many regions of the United States. Additionally, SLF females often lay their…

Firewood Rules, Certifications, and Recommendations across the USA

The federal deregulation of emerald ash borer in January 2021 was widely expected to lead to many changes in the regulatory environment around firewood in the USA. This webinar will highlight the release of a new report written by staff of The Nature Conservancy’s Don’t Move Firewood campaign, covering what regulations and recommendations are in…

The worst kind of snowbird: the invasive of Asian longhorned beetle in South Carolina

The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis (ALB), was found in South Carolina in May 2020, which now represents the southernmost infestation in North America. Eradication efforts are underway, but several challenges persist due to the novel climate and environment in which ALB has established. This talk will provide a refresher on ALB biology and identification,…

Webinar: Tick Talk – An Update on Tick Research

Tim McDermott, who previously presented information on tick research, is providing an update on what's going on in the world of ticks that may be of interest to anyone who make come in contact with this pest. Tim just published a Tick Fact Sheet on the Asian Longhorned Tick; “VME-1035-Asian Longhorned Ticks in Ohio” which…

Forest Pest Damage from the Carbon Sequestration Perspective

Both native and non-native forest insects and diseases across the contiguous United States are reducing the ability of the nation’s forests to capture and store carbon dioxide. This webinar will describe a study published in Fall 2021 in Frontiers in Forests and Global Change that calculated forests damaged by insects sequestered 69% less carbon than…

Breeding for EAB-Resistance: What Does the Future Look like for Ash?

EAB threatens the survival of ash trees in the U.S. where it is a common hardwood species especially in riparian and wetland forests. Ash was also used extensively for soil conservation (including wind breaks) and in urban green spaces and streets. Surviving, or “lingering”, ash trees that had maintained healthy canopies for at least two…

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