When: 2:00 P.M. Friday September 5, 2014
Where: Your Computer
These invasive insects have negatively affected people and agricultural production systems across the Eastern and Southeastern U.S.
In this week’s All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar1, two leading U.S. experts on these invasive pests will discuss: how to identify them; how they are spreading; and their economic impact.
During the first half hour Dr. Mike Toews2 will address the topic Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S.
During the second half-hour Dr. Tracy Leskey3 will address the topic Brown Marmorated Stink Bug -- All Bad
Log into the webinar from your computer at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant and follow online instructions.
1 The All Bugs Good and Bad 2014 Webinar Series are brought to you by the eXtension Imported Fire Ants, Urban IPM, Bee Health, Invasive Species, Gardens, Lawns and Landscapes, and Disasters Communities of Practice and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more information about the All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series see: http://www.extension.org/pages/70120/.
2 Dr. Mike Toews is Associate Professor of Entomology and Co-Director Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia http://www.ent.uga.edu/personnel/faculty/toews.htm
3 Dr. Tracy Leskey is Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=21287
Additional information about kudzu bug and brown marmorated stink bug can be found at: https://www.extension.org/pages/62788/megacopta-cribraria-bean-plataspid#.VADSnPldWCk; https://www.extension.org/pages/13371/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-halyomorpha-halys#.VADS2vldWCk; http://www.kudzubug.org/ http://www.stopbmsb.org/
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for your interest!