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Plants, Pests and Pathogens

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Sponsored by N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPlant Disease and Insect Clinic, and the Departments of Entomology & Plant Pathology 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.

2021 Schedule

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

February 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

March 23

Annual and Herbaceous Perennial Ornamental Plants for Phytophthora-infested Landscapes Recording

Inga Meadows

Featured Speaker: Inga Meadows, Extension Associate, Vegetable and Herbaceous Ornamental Pathology, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology,NC State University

Diseases caused by Phytophthora species can be difficult to control once they are established in a landscape. This presentation will highlight 3 years of research screening for resistant or tolerant ornamental plants to provide a sustainable approach to manage these diseases.

April 27

Pests and Diseases of Azaleas

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 25

Grasses and Sedges: The New Workhorses of the Garden Recording

Shannon Currey
Featured Speaker: Shannon Currey, Marketing Director, Hoffman Nursery, Inc.

Grasses and sedges can play many roles in our landscapes, from low-key lawn alternatives to seasonal superstars. With a focus on landscape solutions and a nod to beauty, learn about grasses and sedges and discover where they do their best work.

June 22

Pests and Diseases of Boxwood 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 27

Soil Mycorrhizae

Michelle Schroeder Moreno

Featured Speaker: Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, Professor, Agroecology, NC State Crop and Soil Sciences

Dr. Schroeder-Moreno’s research focuses on understanding the multiple benefits of mutualistic mycorrhizal fungi on various crops and associated sustainable soil management practices for a variety of production systems. She works collaboratively across departments at NC State to understand how composts, cover crops and mycorrhizal fungi can enhance sustainable production and soil health in strawberry production in North Carolina.

August 24

EMG Photos of Pest and Plant Disease Issues

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

In this special edition of Plants, Pests and Pathogens, Matt and Mike will share pest and disease photos and questions submitted by Master Gardener volunteers from all across the state. In addition, Charlotte Glen, State Coordinator, NC State EMG Program will discuss the “Plant These Instead” feature and provide EMG program updates.

September 28
What I Wish I Had Known From the Start

Featured Speaker: Dr. Jim Baker, Professor Emeritus, will share reflections on his career in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State.

In addition, Matt Bertone and Mike Munster of the NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic will share Be On the Look Outs. Charlotte Glen, State Coordinator, NC State EMG Program will discuss the “Plant These Instead” feature and provide EMG program updates.

November 2
Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC

NOTE: Rescheduled from October 26 due to schedule conflict
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

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