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.