Thursday, 26 October 2017 – This course meets the credit needs of pesticide applicators before their pesticide applicator license expires in October. Master Scott Crans from NJ DEP, Drs. Brian Johnson, Diana Carle and Dina Fonseca from the lab, as well as Dr. George Hamilton will give talks on issues relevant to mosquito control in NJ. Here is a PDF of the program: PestRecertAgenda. Organized by Diana Carle.
Prof. Scott Ritchie visited Brian and the Fonseca Lab in mid August and left a “path of construction”! He spent a day in the salt marsh with Brian, Dina and Rick Lathrop (the PI of the NOAA funded salt marsh mosquito project) and back in the lab taught us how to collect and identify mosquito egg shells to assess marsh productivity. The next day, Dina took Scott and Brian to a town in Maryland developing a Citizen AcTS project where residents are deploying passive lethal oviposition traps (GATs) for urban Aedes control. The GATs were co-invented by Dr. Ritchie. Scott met the Mayor and marveled at the town’s lush gardens and tall trees, perfect to sustain large populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes.