Friday, January 07, 2011


Emerald Ash Borer University is gearing up for another successful semester, and has expanded its agenda to include other invasive pests and diseases that threaten North American urban and rural forests.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) University is a series of free online webinars that are focused on topics such as recent research on emerald ash borer and other invasive pests and diseases, what homeowners need to know to recognize and manage EAB, preparing municipalities for EAB, and many other useful and interesting subjects .  EAB University was developed by Michigan State University, Purdue University and the Ohio State University communications specialists who have been dealing with the invasive pest since it was discovered in North America in 2002. It is funded by the USDA Forest Service.

"In addition to information about emerald ash borer, EAB University has expanded the curriculum to include webinars on hemlock wooly adegid, thousand cankers, Asian longhorned beetle and viburnum leaf beetle," Robin Usborne, Michigan State University (MSU) communications manager, said. "The EAB webinars themselves are being updated so that participants will have the latest information."
Jodie Ellis, exotic insects education coordinator from Purdue University, and Amy Stone, Ohio State University Extension educator, round out the EAB University team of educators coordinating the webinar sessions.

To access the webinars, please go to: You do not have to register via email as before.

If you have questions, please contact Robin Usborne at 517-432-1555 ext. 222,; or Amy Stone,; or Jodie Ellis,

Webinars Currently Scheduled
(All webinars begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, unless otherwise noted. This 
information is also being posted on the website this week)
January 6, 2010
Woodland Management
Kathy Smith, Ohio State University
January 20
EAB topics update
Dan Herms, Ohio State University
February 3, 2010
Overview of Invasive Forest Pests and Diseases in North America
Jodie Ellis, Purdue University
February 10, 2011  
Asian Longhorned Beetle information
Julie Spaulding, USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
February 24, 2010
EAB pesticides for professionals
Deb MCullough, Michigan State University; Dan Herms, Ohio State University or Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
March 10, 2011
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
Brad Onken, USDA Forest Service, Morgantown, WV
March 24, 2011
EAB for Homeowners
Jodie Ellis, Purdue University
April 7, 2011
Ecological impact after EAB
April 14, 2011
Preparing for EAB in Community Urban Forests
Marianne Prue, Urban Forestry Specialist, Cincinnati, OH
April 21, 2011
Viburnum Leaf Beetle
Curtis Young, Ohio State University
May 12, 2010
"Neighbors Against Bad Bugs" volunteer group
Jodie Ellis, Purdue University
May 19, 2011
Thousand Cankers
Ned Tisserat, Colorado State University
June 2, 2011
Sl.ow M.ortality project (tentative)
Deb McCullough, Brenda Owen, Andrew Storer (Michigan)


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