Scripted Presentations

These scripted presentations are available for NPDN First Detector Educators to use in face-to-face First Detector training workshops. There are seven core training presentations as well as special topic presentations and a series specifically addressing Asian longhorn beetle.

The NPDN Training and Education Subcommittee revises materials as needed, with a specific emphasis on reviewing content every three years. Any presentations that appear to be missing hyperlinks are currently being reviewed and updated to ensure that all information is accurate and up-to-date. 

Additional resources for First Detector Educators and First Detectors may be found on regional NPDN websites.

 

Scripted Presentations for First Detector Training

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  NPDN First Detector Training Course - Core Topics
 
 
 
      •  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
PPT
PPTX
  Special Topics      
      •  Chilli Thrips, Scirtothrips dorsalis
PDF with notes
PPT
PPTX
      •  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
PPT
PPTX
      •  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