Join us for Green Drinks on Thursday, March 17th at Two Ceres Street.
After a bit of networking, our guest speaker, Xavier Asbridge provide an overview of maintaining a healthy landscapes. He will discuss topics from correct planting methods to mulching, plant choices and integrated pest management. With an emphasis on reducing the amount of products that are used on our landscapes.
Xavier Asbridge, owner of IPM of New Hampshire, is a Paul Smiths College graduate. After college he worked 20 years for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station where he was involved in the identification and control of pests. He was one of the first in the country to deal with the Asian Longhorned Beetle, surveying CT forests and ports. Xavier also participated in research and control of other invasive species such as Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Gypsy moth. His supporting role in such projects gave him the opportunity to work with some of the leading scientists in the field. Acknowledgments in Publications Pseudoscymnus tsugae in Connecticut Forests: The First Five Years Carole A. S.-J. Cheah and Mark S. McClure http://na.fs.fed.us/fhp/hwa/pub/proceedings/first_five.pdf Important Mortality Factors in the Life Cycle of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/hwa/pub/proceedings/important.pdf Biological control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid http://www.invasive.org/hwa/hwa.pdf