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Advances in Understanding Chemical Control of Emerald Ash Borer

March 23

Tuesday 10 -11 a.m.

Presenter: Cliff Sadof, Purdue University

Cliff Sadof will discuss the latest research findings on how pesticide applications can protect ash trees from the emerald ash borer. In particular he will focus on how injecting pesticides into trees kills adult and larval stages of EAB. These concepts explain how injury can be avoided by applying certain pesticides only once every three years. Similarly, he will discuss how this information explains how treating only a portion of the ash forest can protect neighboring trees by SLowing Ash Mortality (SLAM). Finally, he will use his emerald ash borer cost calculator to demonstrate why it makes economic sense to protect trees from EAB.

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Emerald Ash Borer Cooperative Management

March 30

Tuesday 10 -11:30 a.m.

Presenter: Robert G. Haight, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, and Jeff Hafner, Rainbow Treecare

The economic damage of EAB is most severe in cities that lose abundant high-value ash trees growing along streets and in yards. Pest management and economic models suggest that a landscape-level approach across all ownerships, including surveillance for early detection, treatment of ash trees with systemic insecticides, and removal of infested ash trees, yields the greatest benefits at the lowest costs. While individual cities can develop EAB management plans that include these measures on public lands, they cannot manage beyond their borders and may not realize maximum benefit. 

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Live Training – Field Application Demonstrations with Scale Solutions

April 8

Thursday 10 – 11 a.m.

Presenter: Chris Haugen, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements and Patrick Anderson, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

To cap off our scale insect webinar series, we’ll provide you with a live field demonstration covering each treatment protocol and application method in your PHC toolbox including:

  • Dormant horticultural oils.
  • Mixing, spraying, and confirming coverage of oils
  • Systemic insecticides
  • Basal bark sprays and
  • Crawler stage sprays

CEU’s for ISA and Dept of Ag

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IPM for Spotted Lanternfly

April 13

Tuesday 12 -1:30 p.m.

This topic is a continuation of our IPM for Tree Pests webinar series and will review one of the newest invasive challenges to face trees in the U.S. ─ the spotted lanternfly. Join us to learn about the environmental and economic devastation currently taking place throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Unfortunately, the lanternfly is on the move, expanding toward the northeast, Appalachia, and north-central states. This webinar will present the latest in prevention and control strategies used by arborists, including pesticides (biopesticides and conventional pesticides), cultural controls, and biological controls.

CEU’s for ISA and Dept of Ag (Dealer, Ag Plnt Pest Cntr; O&T; Prvt Ag Pst Cntr)

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The Latest Spotted Lanternfly Research

April 20

Tuesday 10 – 11 a.m.

Presenter: Beth Brantley, Bartlett Tree Experts

The spotted lanternfly continues to move across our landscapes. Although their native host is tree-of-heaven (ailanthus), they will feed on over 100 species of plants, including apple, grape, and maple. The insect itself, honeydew (excrement) and resulting sooty mold and attraction of stinging insects present a multitude of challenges. The life cycle of spotted lanternfly, preferred plant hosts, integrated pest management, and timing and efficacy of chemical alternatives will be discussed during this presentation. Current research and advice from the field will be highlighted.

CEU’s for ISA and Dept of Ag

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Spotted Lanternfly: Field Demonstrations of Management Solutions

April 22

Thursday 10 – 11 a.m.

Presenters: Chris Haugen, and Patrick Anderson, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

In this session, you will learn from start to finish each management method for protecting the landscape from spotted lanternfly (SLF).  In this field demonstration, we will provide you with an overview of the SLF treatment protocol including:

  • How to identify Tree-of-Heaven & host plants
  • Toolbox approach to management
  • Safety protocols and considerations
  • Selecting the right tools and application equipment
  • How to dose and mix the products

Finally, we’ll discuss how to ensure applications to the plant are completed in a manner to achieve predictable results.

CEU’s for ISA and Dept of Ag

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