April 20, 2023 - 8:30 - 9:30 AM
The Unwanted – An Invasive Species Update
what to look for, what to do, and why should I care
Join us virtually for the Agribusiness Forum!
Non-native species can sometimes become problematic in our landscapes, cityscapes, farm fields and woodlots. Amy will address several pests that we are facing, or preparing for, including management highlights for each plant, insect and disease pests that will be covered in the presentation.
Amy Stone is an Extension Educator with Ohio State University in Lucas County. She began working with Extension in 1992, and has been in Lucas County since 2000.
Amy has earned degrees from Owens Community College and the University of Toledo including a Master’s Degree in Vocational Education. Her specialization is horticulture and has evolved to include invasive species and began with a local infestation of the gypsy moth in the county in the mid-nineties. In 2003, Amy collected and submitted the first known infestation of the emerald ash borer in Ohio. Amy worked on EAB for nearly ten years on USDA project dollars from APHIS and the US Forest Service. Work with Purdue University and Michigan State University, along with the USDA Forest Service on Emerald Ash Borer University continues. As Ohio faces numerous invasive species threats, Amy is part of an Extension team to address those threats through outreach and education efforts.
Space for the in-person component is limited to the first 20 registers. Complimentary coffee provided for all in-person attendees.
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This is a event is free to attend, but registration is required to attend virtually or in person.