Old, New and Expected Landscape Pests in Hawaii with Arnold Hara

Date Tuesday March 25, 2014
Place Maui Community Service Bldg
next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
Time 6:30 PM: The importance of Plant Quarantine Officers in Hawaii and the featured presentation will begin at 7:00

Pupus will be served

THE MALP Educational Meeting Tuesday, March 25, 2014 has has been approved for the following CEU’s:

  • Pesticide Applicators: 1.0 CEU in Commercial Categories 3 and 10 (Class ID Number 1198)
  • Arborists: 1.00 CEU
  • LICT: 1.00 Educ1 CEU
  • Sign Up Forms for all CEU’s will be available at the meeting. LICT CEU information needs to be submitted by the attendee.

Also, Teya Penniman, MISC manager will be giving us an update on the Little Fire Ant on Maui.
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Plant pests don’t just come and visit Maui, they come to stay. This session will bring us up to date information on chronic landscape pests such as whiteflies, lacebugs and scale. We will also be learning about the newest arrivals to, such as the little fire ant, phantasma scale and the yellow butterfly. We’ll finish the evening discussing the possible arrivals such as the Coconut rhinoceros beetle, ice plant scale, and other small critters just waiting to jump onto a plant shipment to Maui.

Come and learn about these plant pests so we can treat them or keep them off our island.

Arnold Hara is an entomologist and extension specialist in the Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences stationed at UH-CTAHR, Komohana Research and Extension Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Born and raised in Hilo, Arnold received his B.S. and M.S. in Entomology from the UH-Manoa, and completed his Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of California-Davis in 1982. Arnold minored in plant nematology. Hara has been stationed in Hilo, Hawaii since 1982 with research and extension duties in pest management of floricultural crops. Hara focuses on preharvest and postharvest control treatments in a systems approach to quarantine security. Some of his research accomplishments include the development of heat treatments to control quarantine pests, including the invasive coqui frog and plant-parasitic nematodes.

There will be a raffle at the end of the meeting.
Each attendee will receive one free ticket.
Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.