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Upcoming EPA Online Workshops

EPA’s Center for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) hosts an ongoing series of webinars featuring experts from across the country relaying educational information and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs. Also featured are smart, sensible, and sustainable strategies for addressing specific pest issues.

Termites: Eating You Out of House and Home

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021  | 2-330pm   

Discovering termites in your home or building can present both a structural safety and expensive pest remediation issue. Structures, new and old, can face drywood and subterranean termite infestations. Regular, informed inspections are needed to identify preventative options for termites and, when an infestation occurs, its location, extent, and root cause.

This webinar will include a discussion of the elements of a professional termite inspection as well as termite identification and sampling techniques. Participants will learn to identify and distinguish between damage caused by drywood and subterranean termites, wood destroying beetles, and carpenter ants. Experts from the City of New Orleans will describe the latest in termite detection devices, monitoring strategies, and integrated management tactics including injection treatments, baits, growth regulators and metabolic inhibitors, and fumigation. Preventative tactics, such as eliminating termite-conducive conditions and barrier techniques will be covered. A question-and-answer period will allow participants to get answers from experts on specific termite issues they are facing. This webinar will be of relevance to low-income housing and EJ-focused areas with the presenters drawing on examples from these areas of New Orleans.

Speakers: Dr. Carrie Co​ttone (New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board), Mark Janowiecki (New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board)

 

This webinar will provide the attendees an opportunity to obtain continuing education credits from the following state agencies and organizations: *State Lead Agencies (SLAs): AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY * The Society of American Foresters (SAF) * International Society of Forester (ISA)

Jeepers Creepers – Managing Troublesome Vines

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021  | 2-330pm 

The encroachment of invasive, weedy vines threatens the ecology of many ecosystems, including rights-of-ways, Tribal lands, and home landscapes. During this webinar, experts will explain how to manage mile-a-minute vine, kudzu, and poison ivy to protect the function of local ecosystems and provide a more suitable habitat for wildlife. Presenters will also discuss the role goats can play as part of an integrated vegetation management program. This webinar is geared toward foresters and arborists, municipal land managers, grounds managers, the Public and Tribal leaders.

Scheduled Speakers Include: David Clabo, Ph.D., Silviculture Outreach/Extension, University of Georgia (clabo@uga.edu),  Mark Renz, Ph.D., Professor/Extension Weed Specialist, University of Wisconsin (mrenz@wisc.edu),  Ellen Lake, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory (lake@usda.gov),  Steven Hart, Ph.D., American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University (shart@langston.edu)

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This webinar will provide the attendees an opportunity to obtain continuing education credits from the following state agencies and organizations: *State Lead Agencies (SLAs): AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WY * The Society of American Foresters (SAF) * International Society of Forester (ISA)