Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid


CLASS FULL**Management Options for Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

  • Thursday, April 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Management Options for Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Best Western University Inn, 90 E Main St, Canton, NY 13617

Cost: $15.00 Includes lunch and materials. REGISTER HERE

Come learn what the options are for preserving ash and hemlock trees, and how you can help fight back against the invasive pests which threaten the survival of those two tree species.

Featuring Cornell Forest-Pest Entomologist Mark Whitmore,

and Cornell Extension’s Natural-Resources Educator, Paul Hetzler.

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits available.

4.75 Recertification Credits in each of these categories: 2, 3a, 9 and 10;

1.00 Recertification Credit in category 6a.


8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00-9:50 Emerald-Ash Basics: Ash tree identification. EAB identification, biology & life cycle, including signs and symptoms of EAB presence in ash trees. History of EAB infestation. Monitoring and scouting. Biocontrol update. Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-11:00 Treatment Options for EAB: Which products are labeled for use in NYS; Comparing application methods, uptake rates, residual toxicity, overall efficacy, and relative costs. Mark Whitmore, Cornell University Forest-Pest Specialist

11:00-11:45 Case Studies: Lessons learned from communities with a longer history of EAB infestation; Results from Cornell test plots in Catskill Mountains and elsewhere. Whitmore

11:45-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:00 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Introduction to HWA ID and biology; Current distribution in NYS; Monitoring strategies for HWA. Hetzler

1:00-2:00 HWA Pesticide Options: Pesticides labeled for use; Application methods and rates. Case studies on public lands. Whitmore

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:45 HWA Biocontrol Efforts: Parasitoid short-list; Virtual tour of Cornell’s new Whitmore Lab; Biocontrol rearing efforts; Need for insectary sites; Projections. Whitmore

2:45-3:00 Questions, Discussion

3:00 Certificates



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Paul Hetzler
Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator


Best Western University Inn
90 E. Main Street
Canton, NY 13617