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Ask The Entomologist

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:00am
Event Type: 
$30/per person
How to Participate: 

Deadline for registration: Registration is now closed as of 12:00 noon on April 21, 2021.

Ask UMass Extension Entomologist Tawny Simisky your questions about early season and invasive insect and mite pests of trees and shrubs! Participants will have the opportunity in advance to rank the following topics in order of importance to them:

Identification & Management of:

  • fall and spring cankerworms
  • oak lecanium scale
  • viburnum leaf beetle
  • spruce spider mite
  • emerald ash borer
  • spotted lanternfly

The first hour will cover the topics the audience ranked as most important. These rankings will influence how much time is spent on each topic. Participants will also be asked to submit specific questions on these topics before the webinar. Following the presentation, Ms. Simisky will use those questions to host a guided Q&A/discussion session (30 minutes). For best results, registered participants are asked to submit their priority topics and questions at least 1 week before April 22.

A link to submit your priority topics and questions will be shared with you at the time of registration. Ask the Entomologist will be hosted live via Zoom, enabling participants to speak with Ms. Simisky in real time.

Register now as space is limited! This program will be limited to 25 participants to increase student engagement and participation.


Pesticide credit: 1 pesticide contact hour available for categories 29, 35, 36, 48 and Applicators (core) license. This credit is valid for all New England states for equivalent categories.

Association credits: 1 ISA, 1.5 (cat 1) SAF, .5 MCA Education Credit, .5 MCLP Education Credit, and 1 MCH credit available. 

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): 
Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist
Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
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