Recent Invited Presentations
Mecklenburg Professional Landscape Seminar - "IPM and Update of Insects and Management in the Landscape". Feb. 1, 2011. Charlotte, NC.
Mid Atlantic Georgia Pacific Foresters- "Stinging Insects in Forestscapes". Durham, NC. Nov. 18, 2010. .
Managing Fire Ants in the Landscape. 2010 Landscape Professional Field Day. NC Nursery & Landscape Assn and NCSU. Raleigh, May 12, 2010.
IPM in the Home Landscape and Resources for Insect Identification. Tri-County MGV Conference. Sanford, NC. April 8, 2010.
Landscapers PRO DAY. Cape Fear Community College, Castle Hayne, NC. February 24, 2010.
Using the Bug Out Curriculum. 4-H Volunteer Conference, Sheraton, RTP, NC. February 6, 2010.
Eastern North Carolina Landscape Conference and Trade Show. Wilson, NC. February 2, 2010.
IPM For the Landscape Professional. Winter Landscapers School. Winston-Salem. December 17, 2009.
Impact of Fire Ants in NC. Wake County Agribusiness Council. Raleigh, NC. May 20, 2009. and Wilson Agribusiness Council, Wilson, NC. July 1, 2009.
Insect Pests of Urban Trees. 2009 Landscape Professional Field Day. NC Nursery & Landscape Assn. Raleigh, NC. May 13, 2009.
Protecting Stored Grain. Corn/Soybean/Wheat Conference. Stanly County Agri-Civic-Center. Albemarle, NC. Feb. 2009.
Fire Ant Control in Nursery and Landscape. Durham County. Durham, NC. Feb. 3, 2009.
Meeting the Good Guys, Up Close and Personal and Landscape Pests and their Enemies. NC Nursery & Landscape Assn. Inc. Green & Growin' Show. Greensboro, NC. Jan. 14, 2009.
Choosing a Fire Ant Insecticide in Landscape and Nursery. 16th Ornamentals Workshop. Hendersonville, NC Sept. 2008.
Fire Ant Control in Landscape and Pasture. Randolph County, Orange County, Montgomery County. Oct, Nov. Dec. 2008.
The Southern Plant Diagnostics Network Regional Lucid Key for Bark Beetle Identification. SPDN Regional Meeting. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. October 17, 2007.
Insect Pest Management in Manure Applied Pastures. Murphy-Brown Vendor Expo. Clinton, NC. October 2, 2007.
Managing Arthropod Pests in Nursery and Landscape. Nursery Crops Short Course. Fletcher, NC. Sept. 20, 2007.
Native Pollinators in NC . NC Pollinator Week Programs. Chatham & Orange Counties. June 27 & 28, 2007
Fire Ant Management in Pastures. Wayne County Cattlemen's Assn. Goldsboro, NC. March 22, 2007.
Arthropod Pests in Urban Forests. NC Div. Forest Services. Kinston, NC. Feb. 20, 2007.
Managing Pests in the Landscape. Foothills Landscape Maintenance Workshop, Newton, NC. February 7, 2007.
Managing the Ten Most Common Insect Pests in the Landscape. NC Pest Control Association. Raleigh, NC. January 17, 2007.
The Effect of Low-Input Homeowner Management Practices on pest Population and Pest Damage. Turfgrass Council of NC Conference. Raleigh, NC. Jan. 2007.
Urbane [sic] Garden Pests. Encore Adult Learning Program. Raleigh, NC. Oct. 2006.
Insect Management in Forage Crops. NC Certified Crop Training. Jacksonville, NC. Dec. 2006.
Common Urban Tree Insect Pests. Urban Forestry Workshop NCDENR-DFR. Winston-Salem. March 7, 2006.
Kids Love Bugs- 4-H Entomology. Display. State 4-H Volunteer Conference. Durham, NC. February 4, 2006.
Asian Ambrosia Beetle in the Landscape. Turf Industry Conference and Expo. Winston-Salem, NC. January 11, 2006.
Urban Tree I.D. and IPM. NC Urban Forest Council. Laurinburg, NC. Dec. 2005.
Insect Pest Management in the Landscape. Coastal Municipal Turf and Ornamental Management Symposium. Wilmington, NC. November, 2005.
Important Insect Pests of Urban Trees. NC Division of Forest Resources Pest Control Schools. Marion, Asheboro & Kinston, NC, December, 2005.
Insects in Ornamentals. Agriculture Teachers Summer Conference. Greensboro, NC. July 26, 2005.
Insects in Pastures. Forage Producers and Waste Applicators Field Day. Goldsboro, NC. July 21, 2005.
Common Insect Problems in SE North Carolina. Coastal Gardening Symposium. Bolivia, NC. May 13, 2005.
Landscape and Garden Pests. Spring Gardening Gala. Nashville, NC.
Biting and Stinging Pests in the Landscape. Foothills Landscape Maintenance Workshop, Newton, NC. February, 2004.
Pine Wilt Disease. 14th Ornamentals Workshop, Kanuga, NC, September, 2004.
Garden Pest Management. Garden Clubs of North Carolina, Inc. Raleigh, NC. March 4, 2005.
Managing Unwanted Insects in Your Yard. Fall Gardening Gala, Greensboro, NC September, 2003
The Ten Most Common Insect Pests in Landscape. Spring Gardening Symposium, Wilson Co, March 2003
Wood Borer Prevention and Control. John Deere Landscapes Business Development Series, Feb. 2003.
Stinging Insects In the Home Landscape. NC Pest Control Association, Jan. 2003.
Ten Most Common Arthropod Pests in the Landscape. NC Pest Control Association, Jan. 2003.
Managing Trees to Minimize Pests. NC Urban Forest Council/International Society of Arboriculture. June, 2002.
Crossnore and Shrinking the Globe. Thirteenth Ornamental Workshop, October 2002.