The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is potentially the most devastating nonnative pest to have ever arrived in North America. The beetle kills trees belonging to 12 genera and, if it escapes eradication, ALB would cause a catastrophic loss of trees. Early detection is essential to eradication success. Learn how you can help stop ALB! Joe Boggs with the Ohio State University Extension, Kimberly Dean with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Jonathon Shields with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and others will present this workshop.
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Teaching Presentations
–Overview of ALB including the biology, behavior, identification features, and impacts.
–Overview of the ALB eradication program in Ohio including updates on the current infestation status.
–Regulatory requirements including reporting suspected infestations, regulated articles, and tree work in the regulated area (e.g. quarantine, handling of infested material, etc.).
7:30 – 8:00: Time with Samples – participants can view and handle samples
8:00 – 8:30: Open Questions