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March 7, 2013

Program on Ticks

SANDOWN - The Sandown Conservation Commission will host a presentation and discussion of “The Biology, Life Cycle and Control Measures of Ticks” on Thurs., March 14, at 7:00 p.m., at the Sandown Town Hall. The presentation will be given by Dr. Stanley R. Swier.

Stan is a recently retired Cooperative Extension Professor from the University of New Hampshire Department of Biological Sciences. He has spent 34 years developing Extension programs in the areas of pest management of turf and landscape insects, as well as pesticide safety education. He has done extensive research on the development of low risk chemical and biological controls for turf and ornamental plant pests. Stan has published over 120 technical articles on insect control and is considered a leading authority on the management of pests on turf, trees, and shrubs.

Stan received his Ph.D. in 1976 from Ohio State University in turf entomology. While earning his Ph.D., he spent time at the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute teaching courses in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and beekeeping. Stan is member of the Entomological Society of America, Professional Grounds Management Society, New England Sports Turf Managers Association, NH Golf Course Superintendents Association, NH Landscape Association, and NH Plant Growers @CTN body text:Association.

This presentation in part of ongoing project by the Sandown Conservation Commission to reduce the population of ticks at the Fremont Road Town Forest field area. Various groups and individuals, utilize the field for activities, camp-outs and passive recreation. The tick problem has become a health issue which has resulted in the cancellation of events as well as discouraged public use. The Town of Sandown purchased this land for its recreational and intrinsic value.

The goal of this project is to educate the Conservation Commission members and those interested, formulate a plan of action based on information learned and build a “Request for Proposal” to mitigate the problem which bridges public health and environmental sensitivity.

All are welcome, both Sandown residents and non-residents alike. This event is free of charge.

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