EAB University is about to start its fall semester, bringing you the information you need about emerald ash borer and other invasive pests and diseases that are now impacting our trees, forests and woodlands.
Here’s a schedule of the webinars we have locked in so far. We will update you if other webinar presentations become available! All webinars will be recorded. Sign up to watch the live webinars or be notified when the recordings are posted. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be interested! CEUS may be available!
October 20, 2022 at 11 a.m. Eastern time:
“Reporting Spotted Lanternfly: How and What You Report Depends on Where You Live”
Presenter: Matthew A. Travis, SLF Policy Manager, USDA APHIS PPQ
Summary: Management efforts for SLF depend on reliable reports from a combination of citizen scientists and professionals. How and what you report varies between states and the level of infestation. Matthew Travis will help you determine the best and most useful way to look for SLF and report it when you find it.
Registration (required): https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bFCV8hN1Rai7noEeAaWknQ
October 27, 2022 at 11 a.m., Eastern time:
“New Tools for Detecting Exotic Invasive Forest Pests”
Presenter: Sarah Wegmeuller, Dept. of Forestry &Wildlife Ecology, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Summary: This talk will provide a brief overview of remote sensing assets (satellites and airborne sensors) used to monitor forest health in the United States, and how these tools can be used to inform and aid management decisions. She’ll discuss the factors that are important in mapping different types of forest disturbances (abiotic and biotic), and the tools best suited for each. The focus will be on open-source and/or freely available information, resources, and tools.
Registration (required): https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hKuwYZrHRbicJ8tODST1Og
November 3, 2022 at 11 a.m. Eastern time:
“How Long Must I Protect My Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer?
Presenter: Cliff Sadof, entomologist, Purdue University
Summary: Twenty years after its detection in the US, it is clear that protecting ash trees makes good economic sense in the urban forest. Nevertheless, questions remain about the frequency of treatments during the initial wave of EAB invasion and beyond. In addition to sharing the latest research-based recommendations, he will discuss the results of an on-going study that tracked the ability of insecticides to protect large ash trees from the initial invasion through 6 years after the peak of EAB injury.
Registration (required): https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NQwT0B0aRMGw8H4v4HsnJA