Upcoming Fall Webinars

Fall 2022 has graced us with some glorious, showstopping colours. The combination of warm, sunny days and cool (but not freezing) nights the last few weeks has amplified certain red-producing pigments in the trees. This doesn’t happen every year, so hopefully everyone has had a chance to get out into the woods and enjoy them.

A tall stand of maple trees, closed-canopy, showing yellow and green fall colours.
Sugar maples changing colour.

In the lull before the snow sets in, find some time to tune into these excellent fall webinars.

2022 Forest Health Review

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Time: 9:00am – 4:15pm EST

Location: ZOOM

Join us for a day of informative speakers and forest health discussion at the 2022 Forest Health Review! This FREE virtual event is co-hosted by Forests Ontario, Natural Resources Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dan Rowlinson, Forest Health Field Coordinator, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: Ontario Forest Health Survey Results 2022
  • Erin Bullas-Appleton, National Manager, Canadian Food Inspection Agency: CFIA’s 2022 Forest Pest Survey Update
  • Dr. Sharon Reed, Forest Health Research Scientist, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: The rise and spread of beech leaf disease in Ontario
  • Sadia Butt, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry: Management of a Global Pest:  Perspectives on Lymantria dispar dispar (spongy moth) outbreak control
  • Emma HudginsPost-Doctoral Research Fellow, Carleton University: New perspectives in North American forest pest management for an efficient, resilient, and equitable response
  • Eric Boysen, Partner NewLeaf Forest Services: Wind Damage in Woodlots
  • Bradley Young, Executive Director National Aboriginal Forestry Association: Ontario’s healthy forests, an Indigenous comparative

Please register in advance for this event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NjFI63j6SHGp3k3O6c4Kyg

Spotted Lanternfly and the Potential Impacts on the Maple Syrup Industry

There will be a free webinar on November 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM titled Spotted Lanternfly and the Potential Impacts on the Maple Syrup Industry.

Extension Educator Brian Walsh will discuss what is known about the spotted lanternfly and observations about maple trees that provide insight as to the impact the insect could have on the industry.

Ever since the spotted lanternfly was found in Southeast Pennsylvania, it has been causing damage to agricultural plants as well as non-agricultural plants. As the insect continues to expand its range, more is being learned about the insect’s lifecycle and its feeding habitats. Since the spotted lanternfly can feed very heavily upon certain tree species, the insect can potentially impact the maple syrup industry.

Click this link to register:  https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-and-the-potential-impacts-on-the-maple-syrup-industry

Out of the Woods: Enriching Your Maple Business

A Free Webinar Series by Future Generations University

This monthly webinar series covers a broad array of topics of interest to the maple syrup producer: from tree science and woodlot management to marketing and taxes. Featuring industry experts and producers, each session will have a presentation or two followed by Q&A. Stay tuned as the schedule rolls out.

Upcoming dates:

Oct 20, 2022 07:00 PM
Nov 17, 2022 07:00 PM
Dec 15, 2022 07:00 PM

Past webinars include:

  • Standards and Grading
  • Record-keeping for Production & Business
  • Sanitation Session
  • Climate Change Impacts and Risks to Southern Maple Production
  • Finding New Markets
  • Business & Finances

Click here to register

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