Region 5/PlantGFLX Virtual Education Day
Date / Time: Thursday, February 10, 2022 / 9am–1:00 pm
Credits: 3 CNLP; 3 DEC (10, 25, 3A)
Welcoming & Introductions
What to Watch for in 2022: Invasive Landscape Pests Making Their Way to Western NY
with Brian Eshenaur
There are some new and familiar pests that should be on our radar this coming growing seas season. They range from spotted lanternfly to box tree moth, zigzag sawfly, and beech leaf disease. In addition, there’s been a resurgence of gypsy moth in Western NY. All of these pests have their unique habitats, and each can pose problems in our landscapes. In this session we’ll take a look at the symptoms, the pest’s life cycle and discuss the damage they can cause. Particular attention will be focused on IPM approaches along with pesticide treatments so these pests can be managed with environmentally friendly techniques.
Brian Eshenaur – Senior Extension Associate, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program
Brian has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s in plant pathology.
Deer Management: New Deer Repellent, Fencing Options, and Selection of Deer-Resistant Plants
with Paul Curtis
This session will cover repellents, fencing, plant selection and other methods for reducing deer damage to plants. The focus will be on methods appropriate for home landscapes in suburban communities.
Paul Curtis – Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University.
Dr. Curtis serves as Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University. He has coordinated the Wildlife Damage Management Program during the past 29 years. His applied research and extension programs have focused on reducing human-wildlife conflicts in agricultural and suburban landscapes. His work includes community-based wildlife management issues and public policy education.
Biocontrol in Landscapes as part of an IPM Strategy
with Elizabeth Lamb
Beneficial insects are present throughout the landscape—providing free labor in the work of pest management. How can you encourage them and increase their numbers to reduce your need for pesticides? We’ll talk about methods for enhancing their environment and even the potential for adding commercially produced beneficial species as it fits into your IPM strategy.
Elizabeth Lamb – Coordinator for Ornamental Crops, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program
Elizabeth works with greenhouse, nursery, Christmas tree, and landscape professionals to find effective pest management solutions that also protect New York State’s people and environment.