Virtual Session on Invasive Jumping Worms - Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Emerald Ash Borer University (EABU) will be presenting a virtual session on Thursday, November 19 at 11 am EST - Invasive Jumping Worms: The Impact of a New Soil Invader. This session, like all EABU sessions, will be recorded and the link will be posted on the regional Emerald Ash Borer website at http://www.emeraldashborer.info/

 

To join us this Thursday, you need to register for the session at  https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Il_EBoFaRB-oAo0NFkxUUg

 

Invasive jumping worms modify soil structure and chemistry, nutrient dynamics, soil food webs, litter depth, and plant health. This talk will share information on general earthworm biology and identification, impacts, control options, and the latest research findings.

 

CEUs will be available for the live session (CCH, ISA, and SAF). Contact Elizabeth Barnes with Purdue University at barne175@purdue.edu for more details. 

 

Registration for all talks and links to the recorded sessions check out this website at http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eabu.php 

 

Details for Thursday's Presentation 

 

Title: Invasive Jumping Worms: The Impact of a New Soil Invader 

 

Speaker: Brad Herrick, Ecologist/Research Program Manager, UW-Madison Arboretum 

 

Date: Nov. 19th 11:00 AM ET 

 

CEUS: CCH-1 credit categories 2, 3A, 3B, RT; ISA-1 credit Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal specialist, BCMA-Science; SAF-1 credit Category 1 

 

Registration: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Il_EBoFaRB-oAo0NFkxUUg 

 

Abstract: Jumping worms are invading forests and horticultural landscapes throughout the United States. These Asian earthworms modify soil structure and chemistry, nutrient dynamics, soil food webs, litter depth, and plant health. This talk will share information on general earthworm biology and identification, impacts, control options, and the latest research findings.