PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our PRISM partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will continue to meet the third week of these months: January, April, July, and October alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information on upcoming meetings and locations, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Coordinator at email@example.com
PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December). To join in on these webinars please contact Rob Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center, 40 West Main Street, Canton NY
Cost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.
Pre-registration required; please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email email@example.com
ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5 NYLT CEU Credit: 1
NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.50 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, & 25; 1.00 in Categories 1a & 22. SAF Credits: Pending
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction
9:00-9:45 Asian Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. In 2018, seven SLF adults were confirmed in five Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, & host species.
9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. First NNY finds (2 sites) near Potsdam, NY in 2018. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread.
10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin and Robert Cole of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, and potential mitigation measures.
11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.
12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.
1:15-3:30 Scouting: [We will caravan to a site 15 minutes away. Please dress for the weather.] Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.
3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up
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