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Become a First Detector in the fight against Invasive Pests


Invasive Pests First Detector's Training

April 7, 2011

8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Asian Longhorned Beetle


at the Susan N. McLane Audubon Center, Concord.


The 'first-line of defense against invasive and introduced pests and diseases...we need you!'

Learn how to identify invasive insects, plants and pathogen threats to our forests and crops. Learn how to collect and submit specimens for identification.  Become a member of a national network of First Detectors.



Agenda

8:30 – 9:00    registration
9:00 – 10:00  
Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer,
Elongate hemlock scale, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Biology, Detection,  and Impacts
– Stan  Swier
10:00 – 10:30  Tree identification
– Karen  Bennett
10:30 – 10:45  break
10:45 – 12:15  Identification and Management of Invasive Plants
– Doug Cygan
12:15 – 12:45   lunch
12:45 – 2:45  First Detector Training
-  Cheryl Smith
2:45 – 3:00  Biosurveillance with Cerceris 
- Kyle Lombard

Registration

There is no cost to attend the workshop. The first 100 registrants will be accepted.

To register call 603-862-3200 or email suzanne.hebert@unh.edu


Bring your own brown-bag lunch.
Morning break snacks provided.

Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, the National Plant Diagnostic Network, NH Audubon, and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests.


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