Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Invasive Insect and Disease Species Training March 21, 2012 Westminster, MD

Invasive Insect and Disease Species Training
  March 21, 2012
Location: Carroll Community College, Westminster, MD

8:00 – 8:30      Registration/Pre-Training Exam

8:30 – 9:00      Introduction and Explanation of the National Plant Diagnostic Network Certification Process for First Detector Certification
Speakers: Stanton Gill and David Clement, University of Maryland Extension

9:00 – 9:30      What is New With the New Invasive Species of Boxwood Blight?
Speakers: Karen Rane and David Clement, Extension pathologist, University of Maryland Extension

9:30 – 10:00    What is Happening With Japanese Cedar Longhorned Borer in Leyland Cypress and Chamaecyparis?
Speaker: Stanton Gill, University of Maryland Extension

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00  Emerald Ash Borer: Research into the many choices for using chemical applications to obtain the best control.  David Smitley has tested over 100 products for control of the emerald ash borer in Michigan.
Speaker: David Smitley, Entomologist, Michigan State University

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12: 45 – 1:15   Monitoring for Thousand Cankers Disease: What we want you to look for in 2012
Speaker: Robert Tatman, Maryland Department of Agriculture

1:15 – 2:00      Asian Longhorned Borer Update
Michael Smith, USDA APHIS, Delaware

2:00 – 2:15      Trap Update on Emerald Ash Borer in Maryland
Speaker: Dick Bean, Entomologist, Maryland Department of Agriculture

2:15 – 3:15      Hands-on lab: Looking at insect and disease samples under dissecting microscopes
Group instructors: Karen Rane, David Clement, Stanton Gill, Mary Kay Malinoski, University of Maryland Extension
3:15 – 3:45- Invasive Weed Update
Speaker: Chuck Schuster,  Extension Educator, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
3:45 – 4:15      Live demonstration by demonstration different methods for preventive applications such as micro injection
Speakers: Bob Stanley of Treekeepers is organizing this section with arborist industry representatives.

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