Start Date: 10/28/2021 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/28/2021 9:00 AM EDT
Venue Name: Webinar
Michigan Green Industry Association
Webinar: Balsam Woolly Adelgid, An Invasive Pest
Thursday, October 28, 2021 (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)
Speaker: Rob Miller, Invasive Species Prevention & Response Specialist, MDARD
Rob Miller is an Invasive Species Prevention and Response Specialist for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. He has an undergraduate degree in Forestry from Michigan State University, and a Masters degree in Crop Science from the University of Illinois. Rob currently focuses his efforts on coordinating the state response to Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and surveying for other potential invasive pests that may threaten the states agriculture and natural resources.
CEUs: 1-MDA (2, 3B, or 6) Requested, 1-ISA Requested
Balsam woolly adelgid, Adelges piceae, was introduced to North America in the early 20th century likely arriving on imported nursery stock. Since that time this invasive insect has killed countless fir trees in the northeast, west, and southeast. In August of this year balsam woolly adelgid was detected for the first time in Michigan. Since the pest was first reported the Michigan Department of Agriculture and its partners have been responding to the incident with the goal of identifying the extent of the infestation and eradication. Robert Miller from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will provide background information on balsam woolly adelgid and will outline the steps the state has and will be taking to eradicate balsam woolly adelgid.
Class: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Cost: MGIA Members $29 Non-Members $49
***After Registering, you will receive two emails:
1) a confirmation of your registration
2) The day before the class, an email with the log-in information for the webinar. You will also be asked to reply to this email with your ISA credentials if applicable, and your Certified Pesticide Applicator number and to choose which category you would like the credits to apply to. This information must be received prior to the webinar. ***
All sales are final. No refunds. No credit applied to future classes.