Mark Whitmore of Cornell University will present a program on controlling the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and the status of the Emerald Ash Borer in the Catskills.
Mark works with professional land managers, state and federal agencies, government officials, and concerned citizens to help them understand the issues and strategies for minimizing the impact of forest insect pests, and in particular non-native invasive insects. He has Initiated extension projects and provided leadership on issues relating to forest health and invasive forest pest issues in New York State. Mark conducts research on the forest stand dynamics of invasive non-native forest pest impacts and he implements biological control strategies.
1:00 - 2:30 PM - Invasive species mapping with iMapInvasives
2:30 - 4:30 PM - Controlling Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Emerald Ash Borer in the Catskills - Mark Whitmore of Cornell University