Invasive Insect Certification Program (UMass Extension)

Location:

Publick House
277 Main St
Sturbridge, MA
United States

UMass Extension's
Invasive Insect Certification Program

Dates: October 17, 31, and November 14, 2019
Location: The Publick House, Sturbridge, MA

See the full agenda at: http://ag.umass.edu/landscape/education-events/invasive-insect-certification-program

This three-day program looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects. This includes (but is not limited to) the Asian longhorned beetle, cynipid oak gall wasp, emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, hemlock woolly adelgid, winter moth, and more. State and federal regulations pertaining to invasive insect management will be discussed, as well as invasive forest and agricultural insects in Massachusetts along with warnings about potential newcomers. Management of invasive insects as a part of landscapes will be presented along with strategies to prevent human assisted movement of these organisms. Integrated Pest Management will be the focus, highlighting cultural and mechanical management options along with the use of biological control.

Participants may receive a certificate in INVASIVE INSECT MANAGEMENT by attending all three sections and earning a passing score on a quiz following each class. Participants not interested in a certificate may also attend without taking the quizzes. Attendees are encouraged to take all three sessions in one season to get the most out of the information.

Cost: $95/ea class 

Part 1 - The Impacts and Costs of Invasive Insects
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Four pesticide contact hours in categories 35, 36, and Applicators License. Association credits: ISA, MCLP, MCA, MCH, SAF pending.

Part 2 - Invasive Forest and Agricultural Insects in Massachusetts: Current and Future
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Four pesticide contact hours in categories 35, 36, and Applicators License. Association credits: ISA, MCLP, MCA, MCH, SAF pending.

Part 3 - Management of Invasive Forest and Landscape Insect Pests
Thursday, November 14, 201 - 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Four pesticide contact hours in categories 35, 36, and Applicators License. Association credits: ISA, MCLP, MCA, MCH, SAF pending.

To register or to see all of our upcoming events, go to ag.umass.edu/landscape/upcoming-events