Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ForestConnect Webinar Series July 21, 2010 Announcement

Cornell University Cooperative Extension
"Opportunities and challenges for biological control of Emerald Ash Borer" will be presented by Drs. John Vandenberg (USDA ARS Bio-IPM Research Unit, Ithaca, NY ) and Leah Bauer (USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, East Lansing, MI). Emerald Ash Borers have spread to most Midwest and Central Atlantic States. Other than host resistance, biological control may provide the only long-term strategy to combat the potential impacts of the EAB on eastern hardwood forests. Drs. Vandenberg and Bauer are working with insect and pathogen agents of bio-control for the Emerald Ash Borer. They will describe the current situation of EAB in the US, review basic principles of bio-control, and discuss insect and pathogen agents that are being evaluated for use in the control of EAB. This webinar has application for the entire geographic range of white ash, but with particular value for those areas currently impacted by EAB.

Anyone who has not previously registered [you only need to register once] can complete the registration via the WEBINARS link at www.ForestConnect.info Registration is quick and without cost. Registration ensures you receive notice of the specific link to participate, first come first served, in each monthly webinar. Webinars are live at noon and 7PM and typically run 60 minutes plus questions. More information about the ForestConnect webinar series is available at www.ForestConnect.info SAF CFE credits will be requested.


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