Gypsy moth has been very active in the past few years due to dry spring season.
Emerald ash borer has now been found in all 8 counties.
Winter moth is slowly expanding its range along the CT coastline.
This talk will discuss these and other pests, as well as survey methods and possible control.”
Katherine Dugas received her Bachelors degree in Biology at Connecticut College in 2005.
She received her Masters in Plant Sciences and Entomology from the University of Rhode Island in 2008.
Katherine has worked on several studies, including Phragmites control on the lower Connecticut River and the effect of relative humidity on black-legged tick abundance in Rhode Island.
She is currently the State Survey Coordinator for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) at CAES. This program conducts yearly surveys for invasive pests in agricultural and industrial settings. She also conducts outreach as part of the Forest Pest Outreach Program.
Hardy Plant Society Members are free…. Guests are asked for a $10 donation. We love to share our knowledge of horticulture with all it’s trials and tribulations… join us as we interact with our speakers and members before, during & after the presentation. Our meetings are very interactive & we enjoy each others company in a small group setting. Socializing and goodies will begin at 7:00PM with the speaker scheduled for 7:30 PM. Members whose last names begin with initials N-Z are asked to bring goodies this month. Our dedicated hostess, Kathy, prepares coffee & hot water for tea to enjoy with the repast our members share each month.