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Vegetable Plant and Pest Diagnostics (Dorchester)
Thu, July 20, 2017, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Sharpen your plant diagnostic, pest identification, and control strategy skills in the vegetable garden. This class includes a collaborative, hands-on learning experience with troubleshooting in a vegetable garden, examination and diagnosis of samples, and discussion and effective prevention, monitoring, and control strategies.
This class will cover the use of non-chemical controls and the effectiveness of available organic pesticides. Registrants will be given a few pre-class assignments and readings so that we can maximize our hands-on learning time in class.
As a Master Gardener, you have likely been asked by clients, "Why am I not getting any squash this year?", "What’s killing my tomato vines?" and/or "Are there any good organic controls for stink bugs?" The gardening public looks to Master Gardeners for answers to thousands of food garden questions each year. After taking this class you'll be better able to answer these questions!
9:00-9:30 | Arrive and check-in at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center meeting room
9:30-10:15 | Class begins
10:15-12:30 | Travel and visit the Waugh Chapel Community Garden for hands-on practice
12:30-1:00 | Lunch at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center
1:00-4:00 | Class at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center
Continuing Education Credits
This class will count as 6 hours of UME MG continuing education and also towards the Advanced Training: Vegetable Gardening Certificate.
No refunds will be awarded after July 20
Remember to Bring
MG name badge
Lunch, water, snacks (light refreshments will be provided)
Hand lens (if you have one)
Hat, sunscreen and insect repellant
Please also bring samples of vegetable pest and plant diseases from your own home landscape.
Mr. Jon Traunfeld is an Extension Specialist in Vegetables and Fruits with University of Maryland Extension. He serves as Director of Home and Garden Information Center and State Coordinator for the Maryland Master Gardener program. He helps lead the Grow It Eat It Program that teaches and advises backyard, community, and school food gardeners.