Monday, Mar 10, 2014
2014 Invasive Pest Awareness Workshop
Date(s) & Time(s)::
February 20, 2014
Location: Jackson County Extension Office, 402 Ava Road, Murphysboro, IL
University of Illinois Extension has announced the dates for its Illinois First Detector Invasive Pest Workshops covering important landscape and nursery pests, diseases, and invasive plants. Workshops will be offered at six locations in Illinois beginning January 2014.Return to event list.
The focus of the 2014 workshops will be on potential oak threats in Illinois. Each location will have sessions devoted to emerging and current oak pests and diseases such as the Oak Splendor Beetle, Goldspotted Oak Borer, Sudden Oak Death, and others. A session will also be devoted to invasive plants introduced as ornamentals, such as burning bush, Bradford pear, and Japanese barberry. A discussion will be held on the use of alternative, non-invasive ornamentals that could be utilized within the landscape.
These in-depth training sessions will cover material that includes:
• Life cycle/biology
• Commonly confused look a likes
Those attending will also take part in hands-on activities, which will allow attendees to examine these pests and diseases in more detail.
The target audience includes certified arborists, tree care professionals, master gardeners, master naturalists, forestry and natural resource professionals, conservationists, and others with an interest in trees.
An application has been made for the following Continuing Education Units (CEUs): IAA Certified Arborists, Continuing Forestry Education Credits, Professional Landcare Network, and Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America.
Contact: Sonja Lallemand, University of Illinois Extension Educator, Horticulture Unit 26
Those interested in attending should contact the host location above for registration. A $40 non-refundable registration fee covers instruction, on-site lunch, and training materials. Space is limited.
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