First Detector Training for Insect and Disease Pests of Plants
Friday, October 12, 2012 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: Join the front line of defense against new pests and diseases of plants. Adkins Arboretum is part of the Sentinel Plant Network, a network of botanical gardens that is on the lookout for emerald ash borer, Asian longhorn beetle, sudden oak death, and other pests and diseases that threaten forest health. This workshop offers training for volunteers who can help spot potential problems, collect samples, and submit them to insect and disease specialists in Maryland.
Join Arboretum science advisor Dr. Sylvan Kaufman and educator Jenny Houghton for an introduction to the Sentinel Plant Network. Dr. Karen Rane, director of the University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Lab and Dr. Dave Clement, plant pathologist with University of Maryland Extension will teach plant and pest identification indoors and on a outdoor walk, weather permitting. Training will also cover how to collect and submit samples. Please bring a hand lens and a digital camera if you have one.
Registration is requested. This program is free for members and free with admission ($5 for adults, $2 for students) for the general public, payable upon arrival for the program.
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