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Emerging Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Emerging Forest Pests:

Identification, Prevention & Management

When: Friday, 29 March 2019 from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM (Registration starts at 8:15 AM)

Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center, Classroom A, 40 W. Main St., Canton NY

Cost: $15.00 Includes lunch and materials.

Click Here to Register. For more information call (315) 379-9192 or email


ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5      NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits and SAF Credits Requested



8:15 Registration

9:00-9:45 Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. As of January 2019, scores of SLF adults have been confirmed in 8 NYS counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, host species, and IPM options.

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.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, successes, 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  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: Offsite, 10 minutes away. Please dress for the weather!

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up


Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Lands & Forest

Paul Hetzler, Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension – St. Lawrence

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Paul Hetzler
315) 379-9192 ext. 232

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