Scripted Presentations

There are scripted presentations available for NPDN First Detector Educators to use in traditional, face-to-face First Detector training workshops. The NPDN Training and Education Subcommittee will revise materials as needed, with a specific emphasis on reviewing content every three years.

There are seven presentations designed to train First Detectors. These are the updated and expanded "core modules". In addition, we have special topics presentations for additional First Detector training. We are in the process of updating the older presentations and creating new ones to reflect the new authoring guidelines. Once a presentation has been updated and reviewed, the link below will be activated.

Additional resources for First Detector Educators and First Detectors may be found at your local regional NPDN websites.


Scripted Presentations for First Detector Training

  NPDN First Detector Training Course
      •  Mission of the NPDN
      •  NPDN Sample Submission
      •  Photography for Diagnosis
      •  Monitoring for High Risk Pests
      •  Diagnosing Plant Problems: Insects and Other Arthropods
      •  Diagnosing Plant Problems: Plant Diseases
      •  NPDN First Detector Exercises
PDF with notes
  Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis
PDF with notes
  Asian defoliators (Lymantria and Dendrolimus spp.) & look-alikes
  Asian longhorned beetle & look-alikes
  Emerald ash borer & look-alikes
  Asian Longhorned Beetle for the Green Industry
PDF with notes
  Boxwood Blight
  Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Training
      •  Module 1: ALB Identification
      •  Module 2: ALB History in North America
      •  Module 3: ALB Host Selection, Impacts, and Beetle Development
      •  Module 4: How ALB Kills Trees
      •  Module 5: ALB Detection
      •  Module 6: ALB Eradication
      •  Module 7: ALB vs Emerald Ash Borer
      •  Module 8: ALB Whan Can You Do