FMC to host First Friday CEU webinar in March


February 17, 2023

FMC logoFMC will host the next installment of its next First Friday CEU webinar series on March 3 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern with an educational opportunity geared to pest and lawn management professionals.

The one-hour training webinar, titled “Mosquitoes,” will explore the biology and management of common mosquito species. Topics that will be discussed include the life cycle, behavioral ecology and distribution of mosquitoes, as well as a review of recommended chemicals for their control.

The webinar will feature Dr. Sydney Crawley, an extension specialist and assistant professor of urban entomology at North Carolina State University, and Dr. Edwin Afful, product development manager of insecticides at FMC Global Specialty Solutions.

Dr. Sydney Crawley

Dr. Sydney Crawley

Dr. Crawley received her doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2016 under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Haynes and Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Dr. Michael Potter (Class of 2012). Her dissertation research focused on understanding the biology, behavior and chemical ecology of bed bugs, as well as the potential impact of sublethal effects of pesticides on bed bug management. After a brief post-doctoral appointment focusing on sublethal effects of pesticides on urban pests, Dr. Crawley accepted a position as public health and urban entomologist at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. in Marysville, Ohio. She served as the subject matter expert and lead biologist and was responsible for innovation and product development for the Ortho product portfolio. In August 2020, Dr. Crawley accepted her current position at North Carolina State University where she has a 70 percent extension, 30 percent research appointment. Her research primarily focuses on improving integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for urban pests, especially bed bugs.

Dr. Edwin Afful

Dr. Edwin Afful

Dr. Afful is originally from Ghana and migrated to the U.S. nine years ago to pursue his doctorate of philosophy in entomology at Kansas State University. Prior to joining FMC, he was the executive director of a contract research lab (i2lResearch Inc.) in Baltimore, Md. Along with writing several peerHYPENreviewed publications and articles, Dr. Afful has extensive teaching experience and received first place in the Graduate Student Oral Competition: International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Fla.

FMC True Champions participants earn continuing education units (CEUs) in selected states, which at press time include Arizona, California (Pest Control Board), Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Registration for the webinar is now available.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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