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Webinar: Better ways to Manage Japanese Beetle in Trees, Landscape, and Turf

Join us for a 1-hour webinar: Better ways to Manage Japanese Beetle in Trees, Landscape, and Turf

2/20/2018
When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: Minnesota
United States
Contact: Susan Flynn
651-633-4987

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MNLA webinars provide timely educational topics from the comfort of your home or office.  Join us for one or all of the lunch-time webinars this spring!

Cost:  Unless otherwise noted, webinars are free for MNLA members; $29 for non-members.

Presenter:  Dr. Vera Krischik, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota. Dr. Krischik is a tenured faculty in the Entomology Department of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Among her many responsibilities, she is director of CUES: Center for Sustainable Urban Ecosystems that promote natural resource management.

Webinar Description:  Exotic, invasive Japanese beetle (JB) defoliates leaves of many trees, landscape plants and removes roots from turf.  The IPM principles are the same, but the pests are different.

  • Learn what insecticides to use to kill pests and conserve predators, parasitoids, and bees.
  • Learn new and old ways to control this invasive pest using trunk injections, bark sprays, and microbial, biorational, and conventional insecticides. 
  • Learn why the life history of JB makes it more of a pest that other invasive and native beetle species in the same family. 
  • Learn how to identify the adults and grubs of 8 species of beetles in the same beetle family. 
  • Learn why JB populations have increased since 2015.
  • Learn how to control JB on trees with fruits as different insecticide labels are needed.

Details:

  • The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m.
  • The webinar is 50 minutes with 10 minute discussion and questions.
  • A handout of the slides and a management bulletin will be provided.

CEUs:

Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. 

  • MNLA webinars are approved for MNLA CP recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended.
  • Participation in this live webinar qualifies for 1 ISA educational credit.
How To Attend:
Join the live program from your home or office using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register. 

 

Register Here (Webinars are FREE for members. You must be logged in using your username and password to receive the member rate.)

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