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CANCELED: Landscape and Forest Tree and Shrub Insect Workshop

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
Fernald Hall, UMass Amherst

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/leaf rollers, gall makers, 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.

Due to the uncertainty as to when large gatherings will be able to resume, we are not taking registrations for this program at this time.  



Pesticide & Professional Credits

5 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 35, 36, and Applicators License available.

Association credits: 5.25 CFE (cat 1), 5 ISA, 5 SAF, and 1 MCH. MCA and MCLP credits rquested.

Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's phone: 
(413) 545-0895
Contact's email: 
270 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA 01003
270 Stockbridge Road Amherst MA