The CTPA is holding one more workshop for 2023 on Beech Leaf Disease in hopes of getting the word out to as many people as possible before winter sets in. This workshop can help those arborists and people in the green industry who have clients with beech leaf disease and would like to not immediately take the tree down. We encourage all to listen to the science and latest findings.
Please click here to register: https://ctpa.org/beech-leaf-disease-workshop/
CT Agricultural Experiment Station
New Haven, CT
November 27, 2023
8am – 2pm
8:00 – 8:30 – Check in, Light continental breakfast.
8:30 – 8:45 – Welcome and Housekeeping
Dr. Marra will discuss the spread of beech leaf disease in North America and in Connecticut, and current research areas in studying this new pest.
10:00-10:20 – Break
10:20 – 11:20 – Dr. Richard Cowles – Biology and Management of Beach Leaf Disease. Dr. Cowles will discuss products available for managing BLD, including their modes of action, risk of environmental harm, and strategies to avoid nematicide resistance. He will also discuss bleeding canker and the relationship of its treatment with BLD.
11:20 -12:00 Lunch (A boxed lunch is included)
12:00 -2:00 – Dr. Ricard Cowles – The extraction of Nematodes from buds, exploring the nematode with microscope.
Dr. Cowles will lead the group in how to extract nematodes from beech buds, so that arborists can learn how to track progress of their treatment efforts.
2:00 – CEU’s and Adjourn
Dr. Rich Cowles is an entomologist and has worked at the Valley Laboratory of the CAES for 29 years. His experience in managing tree pests with systemics provided the impetus for him to collaborate with others to try to find effective treatments for this new pest.