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Invasive Insect Certification Program For Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forest Pests
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Invasive Insect Certification Program For Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forest Pests


When: Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00 am–2:30 pm
Where: Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell Street
Hadley, Massachusetts  01035
United States
Ellen Weeks

Phone: (413) 545-0895


Part 3 - Movement and Biological Control of Invasive Forest Insect Pests and the Interface with Forests and Managed Landscapes in Invasive Insect Management

This three-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects. This includes (but is not limited to) the Asian longhorned beetle, cynipid oak gall wasp, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, winter moth, and more. State and federal regulations pertaining to invasive insect management will be discussed, as well as invasive forest and agricultural insects in Massachusetts along with warnings about potential newcomers. Management of invasive insects as a part of landscapes will be presented along with strategies to prevent human assisted movement of these organisms. Integrated Pest Management will be the focus, highlighting cultural and mechanical management options along with the use of biological control.

Participants may receive a certificate in INVASIVE INSECT MANAGEMENT upon the successful completion of all three sections and a passing score on associated online quizzes following each class. Participants not interested in a certificate may also attend all three days, or individually, without taking the associated quiz. Attendees are encouraged to take all three sessions in one season to get the most out of the information.

Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $90/$81 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount); includes morning coffee (lunch is on your own).

1 MCH Re certification credit available

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