Boxwood Blight and Invasive Insect Workshop [Postponed]


Peterborough Community Center
25 Elm Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
United States

The December 8 workshop has been postponed to a later date. The new date is January 13 from 1 to 2:30 pm.

In response to the recent discovery of boxwood blight in Peterborough, The NH Department of Agriculture Markets & Food and UNH Extension have put together a workshop to educate home gardeners, landscapers and property managers about this devastating disease, as well as the status of two important invasive insects, Asian Longhorned Beetle and Spotted Lanternfly. In this session, Emma Erler will present the signs and symptoms of boxwood blight, prevention measures and disease management. Morgan Dube will follow Emma and share the latest information on Asian Longhorned Beetle and Spotted Lanternfly, and how to report these pests if you find them in New Hampshire. 


  • Emma Erler is the landscape and greenhouse field specialist in Hillsborough County. Her expertise is in landscape horticulture, and she provides research-based programming and technical assistance to green-industry businesses throughout the state, including nursery, garden center, and landscape operations, while also serving the broader agricultural community of Hillsborough County. Find Emma on WMUR's Grow It Green and the Granite State Gardening podcast, and read Emma's work in a variety of publications and throughout UNH Extension's website.
  • Morgan Dube is an Entomologist with the New Hampshire Dept of Agriculture, Markets & Food in the Division of Plant Industry. She specializes in insect identification and plant health. She helps regulate interstate and international plant movement through a nursery/plant dealer licensing program, initiation and regulation of plant quarantines and monitoring and detecting exotic insects and plants.
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