Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Landscape - Diagnostic Technique Mini-Seminar

The following is information on an upcoming program on practical diagnostic techniques for landscape managers in Maryland.

Practical Diagnostic Techniques (and more!) for Landscape Managers

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Dave & Busters, White Flint Mall, Kensington, MD
Directions: Dave & Busters is located on the top level of White Flint Mall in Kensington
Registration: MDPREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ADVANCED REGISTRATION. CANCELLATION POLICY- Cancellations received by September 11th will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given after September 11th. No refunds due to inclement weather.
Go to http://www.lcamddcva.org/memform/september09.cfm for online registration.

Enhance your skills in disease and insect diagnosis-and low risk control methods. Join other landscape managers and gain practical information and skills you can put to use everyday!

9:00 - 9:45 Practical Diagnostic Techniques for Landscape Managers in Landscape Disease Problem Solving. Karen Rane, Director of the Plant Diagnostic Clinic and Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland

9:45 - 10:15 How to use a dissecting scope to examine scale, tree borer and nematode samples. Karen Rane, Suzanne Klick, Stanton Gill and Jeff Gabric

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break - chance to visit exhibitors

10:30 - 11:15 Scales and borers are two of the most destructive pests of landscape trees and shrubs. Learn how to identify major armored and soft scales and determine when they are most susceptible to control options. Landscape plant material has suffered from a great deal of tree borer damage in 2009. Learn how to identify and monitor the major tree borers, and discover control options. Stanton Gill, Extension Specialist in IPM and Unit Coordinator, University of Maryland Extension

11:15 - 12 Noon Learn how to mix, apply and evaluate the efficacy of beneficial nematodes, and how to make beneficial nematodes work in an IPM or organic approach to landscape management. Jeff Gabric, Becker Underwood, Nematode Field Development Specialist, Becker Underwood Company of England

12 Noon Lunch, networking and chance to visit exhibitors

Program sponsored by the Landscape Contractors Association of MD-DC-VA

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