IPM for Tree Pests and Diseases

by Dawn Fluharty | On Demand

CEUs/PDHs: (* CEU's Pending) Credits: DPR 1,ISA 1,APLD 1,PGMS 1,NALP 1,QWEL 1

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Webinar Description:
Dawn will start the webinar with a brief introduction to what Integrated Pest Management entails as defined by the Department of Pesticides Regulations.

She will review the different technologies used to treat trees including Canopy Spray, Bark Spray, Soil Injection, Soil Drench, Trunk Injection and Removal, and will then discuss the pros and cons of each technology.

Treatment plans for the common trees pests and disease in the area will be reviewed and worked through, including: Scale, Aphids, Mites, Whitefly, Thrips, Anthracnose, Fire blight, Sawfly, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Phytophthora

Dawn will review and work through treatment plans for invasive pests and disease in or potentially coming to the area, including: Pine Bark Beetles, South American Palm Weevil and Invasive Shot Hole Borer.

There will be an introduction to plant growth regulators and how they work and expected results for growth reduction, drought resistance, root development and disease resistance.

Label review of application methods, dosing and PPE. After which there will be a review of best treatment practices, reviewing how to read chemical labels, knowing PPE and proper maintenance and cleaning of equipment.

She will review what makes a tree healthy and less susceptible to pests & diseases, water requirements, nutrient needs, sun/light and air quality.

Lastly, a review of water management tools designed for trees.

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Dawn Fluharty

Regional Technical Manager, Arborjet

Regional Technical Manager, Arborjet

Dawn Fluharty currently serves as a Regional Technical Manager for Arborjet in Woburn, MA, an ISA national member.

In her current role, Dawn provides training and support to arborists, foresters, municipalities and industry leaders, who are evaluating treatment options for tree pests & diseases across the northwestern United States.

Dawn has enjoyed 16 years in the green industry including: sales and sales management, horticultural education and training and operations management. She has her PCA (Pest Control Advisor) license and is a member of CAPCA (California Association of Pest Control Advisors) and the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. She also holds her QAL and continuously supports PAPA (Pesticide Applicators Professional Association) as a board member.

She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, OAN (Oregon Association of Nurseries) and is a member of the Arbor Day Foundation. She has a degree in Environmental Horticultural Sciences with a minor in Soil Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.