Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Workshop

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The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is potentially the most devastating non-native pest to have ever arrived in North America. The beetle kills trees belonging to 12 genera and, if it escapes eradication, ALB would cause a catastrophic loss of trees. Early detection is essential to eradication success. Learn how you can help stop ALB!

 

Date:  Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm. – 8:30 pm.

Location:

Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013


FREE of charge!


Teaching Team:

Kimberly Dean, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Jonathon Shields, Ohio Department of Agriculture

Joe Boggs, Ohio State University Extension

And Others!


Agenda:

6:00 – 7:30:  Teaching Presentations

- Overview of ALB including the biology, behavior, identification features, and impacts.

- Overview of the ALB eradication program in Ohio including updates on the current infestation status.

- Regulatory requirements including reporting suspected infestations, regulated articles, and tree work in the regulated area (e.g. quarantine, handling of infested material, etc.).

7:30 – 8:00:  Time with Samples – participants can view and handle samples

8:00 – 8:30:  Open Questions