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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Box Tree Moth as the New Invader for the US Nursery Industry

Alejandro del Pozo

Time and Session Location

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Magnolia A

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)

details coming soon

Cost:

included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

This presentation will summary two years of field research conducted in Western NY, where the first populations of box tree moth (BTM) were first detected in the US feeding on boxwood. Information on BTM general biology, phenology, beneficials and an areawide management approach will be presented.

More About the Presenter (s):

Alejandro Del-Pozo is an applied insect ecologist at Virginia Tech. He is located at the Hampton Roads Research Station in Virginia Beach. Alejandro is also an extension specialist, serving the ornamental and turfgrass industries. Alejandro’s research focused on providing applied and science-based solutions to implement an IPM program. Alejandro holds a master in Entomology from Washington State University and a PhD in Entomology from North Carolina State University.

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