Presentations from the 2020 Forest Health Insect and Disease Briefing

Emerald Ash Borer and Beyond

TWO Presentations: Evidence of Population, Family, and Clonal Differences in Ash Resistance to Emerald Ash Borer - Kim Steiner, Professor of Forest Biology and Director, The Arboretum at Penn State, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University AND Looking Beyond Emerald Ash Borer Breeding Resistant Trees - Mary Mason, Geneticist, Ohio State University Research Associate and Forest Service Associate, Northern Research Station. Start the webinar at 2:00 minutes to avoid technical issues.

Pennsylvania Insect and Disease Update

Timothy Tomon, Area Forest Pest Management Specialist, and Jill Rose, Forest Pathologist, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Division of Forest Health. Tim and Jill will discuss the status of primary insects and diseases impacting Pennsylvania's forests. This includes gypsy moth (and other defoliators), hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer, thousand canker disease, and others. They will also address the Bureau's suppression, treatment, and monitoring programs as they apply to the various pests discussed.

Mixing and Loading Near Water Resources and Commercial/Public Recordkeeping

Ryan Selking, M.S. Entomology, Extension Educator, Penn State Pesticide Education Program Mixing and Loading Near Water Resources. This presentation will cover: 1) Characteristics of our ground- and surface water; 2) the different activities that account for pesticide contamination; 3) discuss best management practices to reduce pesticide movement into our ground- and surface water when mixing and loading pesticides.

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802