Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Plants, Pests and Pathogens

Please share the link to this page http://go.ncsu.edu/ppp

Sponsored by N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPlant Disease and Insect Clinic, and the Departments of Plant PathologyEntomology and Horticultural Science.

This free interactive webinar is broadcast live via Zoom as an in-service training for Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers and Extension horticulture agents.

2020 Schedule

The Fourth Tuesday of the Month, February – October
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

February 25: Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC

Recording

presenters
Featured Speakers:
Matt Bertone (left), Director/Entomologist
Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician
Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC State University

March 24: How to Operate a Successful Bee Hotel

Recording

presenters
Featured Speakers: Elsa Youngsteadt (left), Assistant Professor and Extension Urban Ecology Specialist – Applied Ecology, and Meredith Favre (right), Graduate Student – Entomology and Plant Pathology,
NC State University

Mason bees and leafcutting bees are highly sought-after pollinators whose activity can improve the productivity or seed set of fruit trees, gardens, and other plantings. This webinar will present methods for attracting these pollinators with nesting materials – often known as “bee hotels”, introduce some of the many other beneficial species that may also use these nesting sites, and cover the maintenance required to keep a healthy bee hotel.

April 28: Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC

Recording

presenters
Featured Speakers:
Matt Bertone (left), Director/Entomologist
Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician
Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC State University

May 26: Where the Wild Things Are – Larval Host Plants for Butterflies and Moths 

Recording

presenter
Featured Speaker: Sam Marshall, Extension Agent, Agriculture – Horticulture, NC State Extension
Moths and butterflies are picky eaters. Of the 150,000 described species, over 99.9% of the larvae are herbivores, and most of those species have a very limited palette of plants on which they feed. In this talk, we will focus on the challenges of being an herbivore, what it means to be a specialist, and the plants you can choose to help support the larval forms of just a few of our most treasured and interesting Lepidopteran species.

June 23: Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC

Recording

presenters
Featured Speakers:
Matt Bertone (left), Director/Entomologist
Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician
Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC State University

July 28

Weed Management in the Garden: Understanding the Tools in the Toolbox

Recording

presenter

Featured Speaker: Kira Sims, Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant – NC State Horticultural Science

There are many strategies (tools) for managing weeds in home gardens, but do you know all the tools in the toolbox? We’ll discuss the options, their effectiveness, and how combinations of tools can help you successfully manage the weeds in your garden.

August 25

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC

Recording

presenters
Featured Speakers:
Matt Bertone (left), Director/Entomologist
Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician
Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC State University

September 22

Using the Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox to Find the Right Plant for the Site

presenters

Featured Speakers: Lucy Bradley, (left) Professor and Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist, and Kathleen Moore, (right) Extension Program Assistant,
NC State Horticultural Science
The most important decision a gardener makes is selecting the right plant for the right place. Join us in exploring how to make a sustainable decision and learn to use the Extension Gardener Toolbox as a powerful tool to make a plant selection.

October 27

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC

presenters
Featured Speakers:
Matt Bertone (left), Director/Entomologist
Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician
Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
NC State University

Review Plants, Pests and Pathogen webinars from past years

Technology Tips

NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save