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Ornamental Plant Diseases (Wicomico Co)
Thu, September 14, 2017, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
In this class you will learn about bacteria, fungi and viruses that cause ornamental plant problems. You will also learn about their symptoms, cycles, and controls. In addition to the lecture and handouts, you will receive practical training with samples and a field walk.
This class will help you become more familiar with the ornamental plant diseases likely to exist in your locale. With this new knowledge you will be more likely to recognize sources of problems in your own gardens and landscapes. In addition, your knowledge will enable you to better assist clients at Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinics.
9:30-10:00 | Attendee arrive, sign in, light refreshments
10:00-12:00 | Class begins, discussion of common problems and solutions
12:00-12:30 | Lunch break (bring your own bagged lunch)
12:30-3:00 | Plant clinic practice and field walk at Salisbury University
This class will count as 5 continuing education hours and also towards the Plant Diagnostics Certificate.
Remember to Bring
Master Gardener name badge
Bagged lunch, water, snacks (light refreshments will be provided)
Clothing appropriate for the weather and outdoor activity
Recommended: samples of ornamental plant diseases from your own home landscape and a hand lens/magnifier
No refunds will be awarded after September 14th.
Dr. David Clement has served as a state-wide extension specialist in plant pathology/IPM/diagnostics for the University of Maryland Extension for the past 25 years. His primary focus areas are invasive disease species education, the correct diagnosis of ornamental/lawn problems, and management of diseases/cultural issues through IPM (Integrated Pest Management) strategies. He coordinates, develops, and participates in presentations and applied research targeted to the Landscape/Turf industry.