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Adult Emerald Ash BorerThe Emerald Ash Borer University  is a collaborative effort of Michigan State University, Purdue University, the Ohio State University, Michigan University and Ohio University to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information on the emerald ash borer to it’s viewers. As of September 21st, it has launched it’s Fall 2017 Webinar in order for the public to become more informed on Emerald Ash Borers. The schedule is as follows:

9/28/2017 “EAB for Homeowners: Managing EAB, Individuals to Neighborhoods” – Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
10/5/2017 “EAB Management and Pollinator Safety” – Reed Johnson, Ohio State University
10/12/2017 “After EAB: Encouraging Regrowth of a Healthy Forest” – Kathy Smith, Ohio State University
10/19/2017 “Thousand Cankers Disease: Threatening the Nation’s Walnut Trees” – Matthew Ginzel, Purdue University

All past Webinars are now available on the EABU YouTube Channel.

Resources:
Question: What options do we have to treat our ash trees against the Emerald Ash Borer?, Got Nature?, Purdue Extension-FNR
Invasive Pest Species: Tools for Staging and Managing EAB in the Urban Forest, Got Nature?, Purdue Extension-FNR
Emerald Ash Borer, Purdue Extension-Entomology
Emerald Ash Borer Cost Calculator – Purdue Extension Entomology

Cliff Sadof, Professor
Purdue University Department of Entomology


Purdue zipTrips are virtual electronic field trips provided by Purdue for students to get a glimpse into what makes Purdue one of the leading universities in the nation. Students engage with Purdue faculty and scientists through a live webcast, while traveling on a “virtual electronic field trip” of labs, greenhouses, and other interesting Purdue facilities. After each live event, the webcast is archived and can be viewed online. ZipTrips covers a variety of topics, including genetics, nutrition, diseases, climate change, plants, veterinary and more. Purdue FNR Dr. Jeff Dukes and Dr. Mike Jenkins are featured in the video above for zipTrips. Other members of Purdue FNR’s staff that have appeared on Purdue zipTrips are Dr. Rod Williams, Brian MacGowan and Dr. Marisol Sepulveda.

Classrooms all over the world have enjoyed zipTrips. Rated as one of their favorite episodes is the “We’re All Animals” showing a Purdue Veterinary Medicine equine lab with the horse “Whitey” exercising on the large treadmill. Sign up for zipTrips to have access to future trips, past trips and online resources.

Past zipTrips featuring FNR Faculty:
Plant Science: The Green Machine – Youtube, Purdue Agriculture
“It’s a Gene Thing!” – Youtube, Purdue Agriculture
A Week of Scientists – Youtube, Purdue Agriculture

Other Resources:
Past zipTrips Playlist – Youtube, Purdue Agriculture
Boiler Bytes – Purdue
Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources’ Playlist – Youtube, Purdue Agriculture

Purdue Agriculture

 


Posted on March 8th, 2016 in Webinar | No Comments »


Instructors include Ralph Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forestry & Natural Resources at Purdue; Don Vandendriesche, Forester for the USDA Forest Service; Jim Menlove, Ecologist with the Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Ogden, Utah; and Elizabeth LaPoint, Forester/GIS specialist, Forest Inventory and Analysis program.


Posted on March 8th, 2016 in Webinar | No Comments »


Instructors include Ralph Johnson, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Forestry & Natural Recources; Don Vandendriesche, Forester for the USDA Forest Service; Jim Menlove, Ecologist with the Interior West Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, Rocky Mountain Research Station in Ogden, Utah; and Elizabeth LaPoint, Forester/GIS specialist, Forest Inventory and Analysis program.


Posted on January 2nd, 2015 in Webinar | No Comments »

This webinar on Thousand Cankers Disease is hosted by the US Forest Service. Thousand cankers disease (TCD) is a complex disease native to the western United States and primarily affects black walnut Juglans nigra. This disease is the result of the combined activity of a fungus (Geosmithia morbida) and the walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis). This webinar provided for landowners, extension educators, and natural resource professionals, has been recorded and is available at Thousandcankers.com.

 


Posted on January 2nd, 2015 in Webinar | No Comments »


Resources & Assistance for Woodland Owners Webinar – Woodland owners in Indiana have access to many different sources of assistance, providing technical, operational, and economic support. This webinar reviews programs, personnel, and resources available to help Indiana landowners manage their forest resources. Presented by Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist, and Liz Jackson, with the Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regneration Ctr. (HTIRC)/Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Assoc. (IFWOA) at Purdue University. If you have any questions, or are in need of any material, you may contact Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist, at 765-494-2153 or Liz Jackson, with HTIRC/IFWOA, at 765-583-3501.


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