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Laurel Wilt Disease Training
Summary: Laurel wilt disease is a new threat to sassafras and spicebush. At this free Zoom training, learn about laurel wilt disease and hear from experts across the region about how this invasive arrived, what it is doing now, and what to expect in the future.

Tentative agenda:
• Introduction to laurel wilt disease (LWD), 9-9:20,
o Alexandra Blevins (Kentucky Division of Forestry) & Ellen Crocker (UK Forest Health Extension)

• History of LWD, 9:20-9:50
o Bud Mayfield (USDA Forest Service)

• Current state of LWD science, 9:50-10:20
o Tyler Dreaden (USDA Forest Service)

• Questions? 10:20-10:30

• Perspective from Florida: LWD on avocado and treatment options, 10:30-11
o Romina Gazis (University of Florida)

• Other invasives to look out for 11-11:15
o Jonathan Larson (UK Entomology Extension)

• Diagnosing LWD, 11:15-11:30,
o Julie Beale (UK Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab)

• Questions? 11:30-11:40

• How to get involved: Projects looking for help, 11:40-11:45
o Ellen Crocker (UK Forest Health Extension)

• Survey and plan for field day 11:45-12

Sep 13, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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