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IFA Webinar: The Short and Long Term Effects of the 2012 Drought on Forest Pests and Diseases

  • 06/04/2013
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • IFA Webinar
Dr. Miller will focus on common insect pests and disease plaguing our Illinois forests and wood lots.  Particular attention will be given to insects and diseases that are associated with drought conditions for 2012 and flooding in 2013.  Field pest and disease diagnosis, life cycles, potential to cause economic damage, and practical management options will be stressed.  Information on how take samples and where to send samples for identification and diagnosis will be discussed.

Join us.  This webinar is provided for free; and it might help you to understand your woodland's future health risks.

The Presenter

Dr. Fredric Miller is professor of horticulture in the Department of Agriculture and Horticulture Sciences at Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois, a Research Associate – Entomology at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, Illinois, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana where he is an instructor and faculty student advisor for the off-campus Master of Science horticulture graduate degree program.

He received his B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1977, a M.S. in Forest Entomology from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 1980, and the Ph.D. in Horticultural Entomology in 1984 from Iowa State University of Science and Technology at Ames, Iowa.

Currently, he is the Illinois Forest Health Specialist with the Illinois Department Natural Resources (IDNR) and USDA-US Forest Service North Central Regional Office.

Webinar Details

Date and Time: Tuesday, June 4th, at 11 am.

Duration: approximately one hour, possibly longer depending on the number of questions.

Cost: free of charge.

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4079649184066691072

NOTE: Because of overbooking of a previous event, we are manually approving all registrations. IFA members will be approved quickly. Seven days before the webinar (April 16th) all others will be approved based on the order in which they registered.  Registration approvals will end when we reach our limit of 100 attendees.

For additional information: contact admin@ilforestry.org
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