W. Va. Master Gardener Program

Educational Opportunities

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Biological Indicators of Soil Health: What they are, how they are measured, and what is on the horizon?

Tuesday, July 12—2 p.m. EST

Rangeland Soil Health

Tuesday, August 9—2 p.m. EST

Newest Research on the Value of Habitat for Pest Management

Wednesday, May 25—2 p.m. EST

Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of creating on-farm habitat to support conservation biological control. The webinar will emphasize the most current scientific research on enhancing native beneficial insects and why maintaining habitat is so critical to these insects. Learn how adding diversity into agricultural cropland can provide the basic requirements to support these insects and how other farm management practices may have an impact.

This webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Contact Holli Kuykendall, Ph.D., National Technology Specialist, for more information about this webinar.

More details about how to participate can be found in the link above.

Emerald ash borer biology, ecology, management and implications for natural and urban forest areas in the Southeast.

Wednesday, April 20—1 p.m. EST

The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis, EAB) is an invasive beetle, originally from China, and is rapidly expanding its range range across the eastern U.S. Several states in the Southeast now have EAB infestations. All species of ash (Fraxinus spp.) are susceptible, and once EAB has infested a tree the prognosis for that tree is grim. This webinar will review the biology, identification, ecology, and management strategies for EAB, with particular emphasis on the southeastern U.S.

More details about how to participate can be found in the link above.