Free webinar to help homeowners deal with emerald ash borer
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service and Ohio State and Michigan State universities to provide a free webinar that will help homeowners learn to cope with emerald ash borer.
Emerald Ash Borer for Homeowners will begin at 7 p.m. (EST) on April 22. Purdue entomologist Jodie Ellis will present information on how homeowners can prepare for, or deal with, this devastating invasive pest.
"Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first discovered in North America near Detroit, Mich., in 2002, and continues to be a death threat to the nation's ash trees," Ellis said. "This webinar is a simple, interactive way for homeowners to learn more about dealing with EAB."
Ellis, Michigan State EAB communications coordinator Robin Usborne and Ohio State Extension EAB outreach specialist Amy Stone coordinated the webinar as part of Emerald Ash Borer University, a series of free Web-based educational sessions that have already reached more than 1,000 participants in North America.
"During previous webinars, participants expressed interest in having sessions after work hours so they could view them from their own homes," Usborne said. "All participants need is a computer and an Internet connection. They can view presentations and ask questions via the chat feature and get answers right away - just as if they were attending the presentation live."
The webinar is free of charge, but registration is necessary and can be completed by visiting http://www.emeraldashborer.info/eab_university_reg.cfm
Once registered, participants will be e-mailed an access code for the session.
The webinar also will be recorded and archived for viewing at a later time. Previously archived sessions and more information about Emerald Ash Borer University are available at http://www.emeraldashborer.info
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