Emerald Ash Borer – Is Winnipeg Ready?

Dorothy DobbieLife

WINNIPEG, MB – Is Winnipeg ready for Emerald Ash Borer? Do you know much about it? This Friday is your opportunity to learn as much as you can.

Friday April 6th at the Soul Sanctuary, 2050 Chevrier Blvd, beginning at10:30AM there’s a workshop that will provide the latest updates on what the City of Winnipeg is doing to respond to the EAB crisis and hear about how this pest has already affected our neighbours.

During the information session you will also learn about how other insects might actually be helpful in the fight against EAB.

Speakers at the session will include:

Martha Barwinsky, Winnipeg City Forester, will be speaking on what the City of Winnipeg has been doing to prepare for the arrival of EAB and on what the City has been doing to respond to the pest since the beetle was detected here in November 2017.

Justin Gaudon is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, whose research centres on long-term management of emerald ash borer (EAB) by using parasitoid wasps. Parasitoids are parasite-like insects that kill their insect host – in this case EAB.

Dr. John Ball is a Professor of Forestry at South Dakota State University and is regarded for his in-depth knowledge of emerald ash borer biology and management and will discuss what’s already been learned from the U.S. and China.

Click here to register.