MLTN Lunch & Learn: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, and Community Bulk Purchase of Biocontrol Beetles
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Grab your lunch and join Colleen Teerling, Maine Forest Service Forest Entomologist, and Brad Weigel and Joan Ray of Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, for this Zoom meeting to discuss successful partnerships with local landowners interested in purchasing and releasing Sasajiscymnus tsugae (St) beetles on their private lands. For the last several years Coastal Rivers has been consolidating beetle orders with landowners in order to qualify for bulk pricing, as well as helping to identify good beetle release sites and assisting with the beetle releases.
This is an opportunity to learn what has been successful, and also to discuss some of the risks of this approach.
This event is free but registration is required. The session will be recorded and sent to all registrants.