The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a Forestry Pest Management Workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Thursday June 20 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro.
The workshop will be presented by Dr. Kelly Oten, Forest Health Monitoring Coordinator with the N.C. Forest Service. As part of her duties, Dr. Oten surveys for and tracks invasive pests, manages the Ash Protection Program, partners with universities and government agencies in research, and does field diagnostics of forest health issues. She is also adjunct faculty at N.C. State University where she teaches Forest Entomology. Topics include Native Forest Pest Insects and Invasive Forest Pest Insects. Dr. Oten will discuss pest identification, life cycle, range, and integrated pest management. This workshop will provide 2 continuing certification credits for private and commercial pesticide applicators in classes G, N, D, and X. The workshop is FREE but advance registration is required. The deadline to register is June 14. To register on-line, go to go.ncsu.edu/2019-forest-pests