Presentations from the 2021 Forest Health Insect and Disease Briefing

Pennsylvania Insect and Disease Update

Timothy Tomon, Area Forest Pest Management Specialist, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Division of Forest Health, Jill Rose, Forest Pathologist, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Division of Forest Health, and Sharon Coons, Forest Health Program Specialist, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, Division of Forest Health. Tim, Jill, and Sharon will discuss the status of the 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 various forest pests.

Strategies to Prioritize Treatment Needs and Develop Appropriate Silvicultural Guides in Unhealthy Stands

David Gustafson, Chief, Forestry Division, Bureau of Wildlife Habitat Management, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Joshua Hanson, Silviculturist, Allegheny National Forest, and John Saf, Vice President, Generations Forestry.

Treating Oak Wilt and The American Chestnut

TWO Presentations: The Girdle and Herbicide Method for Treating Oak Wilt - Dustin Bronson, Ph.D., Research Plant Physiologist, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station (Collaborators: Jed Meunier, Kyoko Scanlon and Amanda McGraw - Wisconsin DNR) AND The American Chestnut: How Biotechnology can be Applied to Conservation - William A. Powell, Director, American Chestnut Research & Restoration Project, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Pollinators and Pesticide Stewardship & Don't Let Pesticides Get the Best of You

TWO Presentations: Pollinators and Pesticide Stewardship - Ryan Selking, M.S. Entomology, Extension Educator, Penn State Pesticide Education Program AND Don’t Let Pesticides Get the Best of You: How They Can Get You in Trouble - Tim Abbey, Commercial Horticulture Educator - Green Industry Team, Penn State Extension

Center for Private Forests

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416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802