This original announcement was published by the EPA on October 29, 2020. Click here for more information!
On Nov. 12, 2020, EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs continues its focus on integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. EPA will host a 60-minute webinar, IPM for Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Woody Ornamentals, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.
Objectives for the webinar include:
- Learning how to identify between different types of scale insects – armored and soft – and control tactics for each;
- Determining IPM preventative measures appropriate for each stage of the scale insect life cycle;
- Learning how to identify and manage an infestation and what actions to take to minimize tree, shrub or ornamental damage; and
- Understanding how to incorporate pesticides safely into a comprehensive IPM plan.
The featured speaker for this event is Richard Buckley, the Director of Rutgers University Plant Diagnostic Lab and Nematode Detection Service.
Furthermore, pest management professionals and arborists can seek continuing education credits from their associations or states by participating in this webinar.
Register here: IPM for Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Woody Ornamentals – Nov. 12 | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Following this webinar, EPA will discuss the topic of Invasive Woody Plant Management on Dec. 1, 2020.