This upcoming webinar on Thousand Cankers Disease is hosted by the US Forest Service. The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 28th, starting at 10 AM EDT. This seminar series on thousand cankers disease is for landowners, extension educators, and natural resource professionals. Everyone is welcome to participate in the live webinar.
Agenda: (all times eastern)
10:00 TCD: Geosmithia morbida: the cause and basic biology – Simeon Wright, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
10:30 TCD: Walnut Twig Beetle: the vector and basic biology – Andy Graves, USFS Region 3 Forest Health Protection
11:00 TCD the National Report – Bruce Moltzan, USFS Forest Health Protection
11:15 APHIS/Farm Bill National Report/Guidelines – Julie Spaulding, APHIS PPQ
State TCD updates
12:00 Pennsylvania – Dana Rhodes, PA Department of Agriculture
12:30 Virginia – Norm Dart, VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
1:00 Tennessee and North Carolina – Paul Merten, USFS Forest Health Protection
1:15 Ohio – Dan Kenny, OH Department of Agriculture
1:30 Webinar ends
To participate live, click the above link. Registration is not necessary. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and sound. Participation in the web seminar does not require any special software. If you want to test your ability to join an Adobe Connect webinar in advance, go to http://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
The entire webinar is scheduled across several hours, but if you are not interested in attending all of it, feel free to come into the meeting when a topic of interest to you is scheduled. Recorded seminars will be available for viewing at http://www.thousandcankers.com/webinars.php
after the event.
Future seminars are scheduled for April 25 (TCD surveys and implementation, ID what to look for in the field, FHTET Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team) demo on TCD database entry) and May 30 (research and methods update and outreach plans and needs).
This seminar series is brought to you by the following partners: USDA Forest Service State & Private Forestry and Forest Health Protection, Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center at Purdue University, Purdue University Department of Entomology, and Walnut Council.