february, 2022

18feb6:00 am9:00 amUMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Webinar Series 2022: Day 36:00 am - 9:00 am


Event Details

UMass Extension’s Invasive Insect Webinar Series 2022

Friday, Feb 18, 2022 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – 6 am
Thursday, February 17, 2022 – 6 am
Friday, February 18, 2022 – 6 am

6:00 AM – 8:45 AM:  Join UMass Extension’s Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program and UMass Extension’s Fruit Program for an exciting FREE series of webinars focusing on the impact, monitoring, and management of invasive insects in Massachusetts and the nation! Topics to include browntail moth, spotted lanternfly, the biological control of emerald ash borer, invasive forest insects, invasive hornets, invasive agricultural pest updates, and more! Please note: while participants from anywhere are invited to attend, much of the material presented will be specific to Massachusetts and New England. You may want to check the material to see what is of interest to you.


6:00 – 7:15 AM: Spotted Lanternfly Update from the Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)
Dr. Jennifer Forman Orth, Environmental Biologist, and Astra Perkins, Spotted Lanternfly Survey Lead, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
This presentation will provide an update about the status of spotted lanternfly (SLF) in Massachusetts. Learn more about what MDAR is doing in response to recent detections of this pest in Massachusetts and how you can monitor for and report any suspicious insects. Best management practices to prevent the accidental transport of SLF will also be discussed.

7:30 – 8:45 AM: Invasive Agricultural Pest Update from MDAR
Dr. Jennifer Forman Orth, Environmental Biologist, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
This presentation will discuss additional invasive insects of significance to agriculture, including box tree moth, citrus longhorned beetle, and brown marmorated stink bug. Identification, biology, and potential impacts of these pests will be covered.

This FREE series is supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant 21SCBPMA1011. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA. Use the links below to register for each day.


(Friday) 6:00 am - 9:00 am

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