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First Detector Pest Training / Master Gardener Field Day

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Jordan Valley Conservation Garden Park

8215 South 1300 West

South Jordan, UT 84088

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First Detector Training
Master Gardeners have long been a front line of defense in identifying and reporting invasive garden pests. This training will hone your skills on invasive insect identification along with research-based control measures. Our top-notch instructors include scientists from USU Extension, the USDA, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF), and Whitney Cranshaw, Entomologist (Colorado State University) and author of Garden Insects of North America. Seats are limited so register early.

8:00 AM: Registration

8:30 AM: Welcome (Lori Spears, USU)

8:45 AM: Partner agencies and their roles (Dawn Holzer, USDA)

9:00 AM: Emerald ash borer update (Whitney Cranshaw, CSU)

10:00 AM: Break

10:15 AM: Brown marmorated stink bug and spotted wing drosophila (Lori Spears, USU)

10:45 AM: Japanese beetle (Kristopher Watson, UDAF)

11:15 AM: Historical perspectives on invasive pests in the west (Whitney Cranshaw, CSU)

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM: Beneficial arthropods (Whitney Cranshaw, CSU)

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Master Gardener Field Day Event (30-minute rotating stations)

Stroll through the beautiful demonstration gardens and learn from our specialists about the latest and greatest landscape and garden-related topics. A few lucky gardeners will walk away with a set of Sego Supreme (water-wise) plants that have been bred and introduced by the Utah State University Botanical Center or maybe even a bit of freshly harvested honey...

2:00-4:30 PM:
Station 1: Backyard Beekeeping (JayDee Gunnell)
Station 2: Alternative Turfgrass Varieties for Utah (Kelly Kopp)
Station 3: USU Botanical Center Plant Introduction Program (Jerry Goodspeed)
Station 4: Pesky Garden Pests (Marion Murray, USU)


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Jordan Valley Conservation Garden Park

8215 South 1300 West

South Jordan, UT 84088

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