Join Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest insect pests of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus arboretum offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs. Selected insects to be discussed will include bark beetles and wood borers, pests with piercing-sucking mouthparts, defoliators, miners/leafrollers, galls, and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic entomology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy, giving us the opportunity for an up-close and personal view of some of these insects.
Preregistration is required, as space is limited to 25 participants; cost is $150/$135 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount). Lunch is on your own, morning coffee will be provided.
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Pesticide & Professional Credits
Five pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, and Applicators License available. 4.25 ISA, 2 MCA, 1 MCH, 2 MCLP, and 5 SAF credits have been approved.