Adult Woodborer and Bark Beetle Identification Workshop
in cooperation with
is sponsoring an Adult Woodborer & Bark beetle Identification Workshop
May 4-6, 2010
University of Florida
The purpose of the workshop is to provide identification training to recognize potentially newly introduced adult pest woodborer and bark beetle species that may be detected in trap surveys and be able to distinguish them from established species. The pest species emphasized in this training are those on the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) list of survey target taxa: Scolytinae, Buprestidae, Cerambycidae, and Siricidae.
The training is given by nationally recognized experts for the groups covered: Cornell University, the USDA-Forest Service, and USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine. The content includes laboratory and lecture sessions focused on the various families, examining specimens, and methods for the proper sorting and screening of from traps samples. The registration cost includes all printed training materials included in a binder, speaker travel, and lunches.