Please use the ticket URL to register.
Cost: $40 Registration Fee covers instruction, onsite lunch, and training materials.
Early detection and response is key in managing invasive pests. The Illinois First Detector Workshops, now in their fourth year, are aimed at improving first detector training
and invasive species awareness. The workshops will cover new topics on current and emerging invasive plants, pathogens, and insects, along with updates on previous workshop topics.
These in-depth training sessions will cover material that includes: identification/detection; cycle/biology; hosts; sampling; management; commonly confused lookalikes; and regulation.
Specific course topics will include:
• Your role as a first detector
• Illinois Exotic Weed Act
• Jumping worms
• Boxwood blight/Thousand Cankers Disease update
• Insect forest invaders
Those attending will take part in hands-on activities, which will allow attendees to examine these pests and diseases in more detail.
The target audience includes certified arborists, tree care professionals, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, forestry and natural resource professionals, conservationists, and others with an interest in invasive species.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for IAA Certified Arborists, Continuing Forestry Education Credits, Master Gardeners, and Master Naturalists.
Download the flyer: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/abhps/downloads/61999.pdf