Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention, and Management

  • Friday, March 29, 2019, 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

When: Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM-Registration starts at 8:15am.

Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center, 40 West Main Street, Canton NY

Cost: $15.00 Includes lunch and materials.

Pre-registration required; REGISTER ONLINE HERE or please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email ph59@cornell.edu

ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5

NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: Pending

SAF Credits: Pending


8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:45 Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. As of January 2019, scores of SLF adults have been confirmed in 8 NYS counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, host species, and IPM options.

9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. First NNY finds (2 sites) near Potsdam, NY in 2018. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, successes, and potential mitigation measures.

11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.

12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history ofHWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.

1:15-3:30 Scouting, offsite 10 minutes away. Please dress for the weather! Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up


Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Lands & Forest

Paul Hetzler, Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension – St. Lawrence



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Paul Hetzler
Horticulture & Natural Resources Educator
315-379-9192 x 232


BOCES Classroom A
40 W. Main Street
Canton, NY 13617