Wednesday, June 7, 2023
SUNY Fredonia, Kelly Family Auditorium, Science Center (Room 105); Fredonia, NY 14063
Terrestrial Workshop: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Aquatic Workshop: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Terrestrial Management Workshop: Invasive Forest Pests and Diseases
This free 2-hour workshop includes a classroom presentation on Best Management Practices for invasive forest pests and diseases including hemlock woolly adelgid, spongy moth, spotted lanternfly and beech leaf disease. PRISM staff will review specific physical, chemical and biological control options during the presentation and demonstrate them further in the field. The objective of this workshop is to provide specific information to professionals, community scientists and the public so they can effectively identify and treat these invasive species on their properties.
Field demonstration will include a review of pesticide application methods including basal bark, tree injection, soil drench and soil injection. The field portion will also involve inspecting trees for signs of invasive pests and diseases and discussing manual removal options.
This workshop will offer two NYS pesticide recertification credits in the following categories:
Category 2: Forest Pest Control
Category 3a: Ornamentals, Shade Trees and Turf
To receive credits, you must register at least 24 hours before the workshop, show up early to sign in, bring your photo ID and applicators license, and attend the entire workshop.
Aquatic Workshop: Prioritization and Integrated Pest Management
This free, two-hour workshop on aquatic invasive plant species management is designed for professionals, community scientists and the public. The workshop will cover the things property owners and managers need to consider when developing a plan of action to address aquatic invasive species, with a focus on plant species. Topics will include prioritization, based on NYS invasive species prioritization tools, the unique challenges that face those seeking to manage aquatic invasive species, and management methods and Best Management Practices for priority species, as identified by our partners. We will also review projects and case studies involving target species and you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your project with participants to get valuable feedback.
Both workshops are limited to 35 attendees, so register below!