Region 1/LINLA Virtual Education Day - February 3, 2021

Series Session 1 – Hosted by Region 1/LINLA
Wednesday, February 3, 2021                       
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 

Credits Available: 1.5 CNLP Credits | 1.0 DEC Credit: 3a, 8 | ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1.5, Utility Specialist 1.5, Municipal Specialist 1.5, BCMA-Mgmt. 1.5, TW Climber Specialist 1.5, TW Aerial Lift Specialist 1.5 

Tick Tactics: Knowing the enemy is half the battle, the other is having a plan
with Dan Gilrein, Cornell CE of Suffolk County.; Moses Cucura, Suffolk County Department of Public Works, Division of Vector Control ; and Dr. Tamson Yeh, Cornell CE of Suffolk County           

Course Description
Three scientists have made it their mission to understand this dangerous pest. By looking at the problem from slightly different perspectives, each will bring you data, studies, observations and strategies to help you create a plan of protection. Protection for you and your staff and just as importantly, protection for your clients. Learn important differences among the species, efficacy of organic and conventional controls, environmental management methods, and available repellents.  Then use this data to your tactical advantage! 

About Our Presenters 

Dan Gilrein
is Extension Entomologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and holds a Master’s Degree in Plant Protection from Cornell and BS in Forest Biology from SUNY ESF. 

Moses Cucura
completed a B.S. in Forest Health and a M.S. in Entomology from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry located in Syracuse, New York. After his time managing ticks, mosquitos and other pests across Long Island in the pest control industry Moses became the Tick Entomologist for Suffolk County Department of Public Works, Division of Vector Control. Currently he examines existing and emerging tick management strategies and products through locally held field efficacy trials and provides technical assistance to entities interested in tick management. In addition, he operates a long term tick surveillance program across Suffolk County which tracks tick species, populations, seasonal activity, and environmental parameters to help improve management efforts. 

Dr. Tamson Yeh, PhD
is the Pest Management/Turf Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, where she has worked for over twenty years.  Dr. Yeh received her BA in Biology from Wells College, and both an MS in Animal and Veterinary Science and a PhD in Plant Science from University of Rhode Island.


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