The Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) and the European Gypsy Moth are recognized threats for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. We can protect our trees if we act fast, are vigilant, and on the lookout for this pest.
The Oregon Forest Pest Detector program is now offering three education opportunities in spring 2016 for community members and OFPD program graduates. The AGM training program consists of: (1) one online learning module on AGM and EGM(link below), and (2) a two-hour field workshop at St Johns Community Center in North Portland.
Together, the online training and workshop will familiarize you with the history, life cycle, and pest management/control of EGM and AGM; and how you can help by surveying for egg masses and pupal cases at home or at work.
AGM Workshop dates: February 26th, February 27th, and March 4th. Choose one date. Each workshop goes from 10-noon, and is free.
Register for this training, and other upcoming OFPD trainings at: http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu/programs/asian-gypsy-moth