NC State Extension

Plants, Pests and Pathogens

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Sponsored by the 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.

  • Links to Log-in information for the live webinars are available on the password protected NC EMGV Intranet available only to Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and staff who promote the program.
  • Technology tips for joining a Zoom Meeting
  • Schedules, speaker profiles and links to recordings are available to the public at the links below.

2019 Schedule

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

February 26

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC
Matt Bertone and Mike Munster

Feature Speakers: Matt Bertone (left), Extension Associate, and Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician – NC State Entomology and Plant Pathology

March 26

Developing an Integrated Pest Management Plan for Your Lawn and Landscape
Ryan Adams
Feature Speaker: Ryan Adams, NC State Extension Associate, Center for Integrated Pest Management
Ryan will focus on providing real-world IPM solutions for your lawn and landscape. Developing a pest management strategy requires planning, persistence, and, above all, knowledge of lawn and landscape plants. It also requires an understanding of the pests, including identification of the pest and the damage it causes, its life cycle, environmental or cultural conditions that favor its development, and methods of control.

April 23

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC
Matt Bertone and Mike Munster
Feature Speakers: Matt Bertone (left), Extension Associate, and Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician – NC State Entomology and Plant Pathology

May 28

Growing Grapes in the Garden
Mark Hoffman
Feature Speaker: Mark Hoffman, Small Fruits Extension Specialist, NC State Dept. of Horticultural Science
What does it take to grow grapes? What varieties are suited for North Carolina? Join us on May 28 to learn about basic considerations, costs, varieties, training, harvest and the most common problems in grapes grown in NC.

June 25

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC
Matt Bertone and Mike Munster
Feature Speakers: Matt Bertone (left), Extension Associate, and Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician – NC State Entomology and Plant Pathology

July 23

Giant Hogweed, Purple Loosestrife and Floating Heart – Oh My! An Overview of State and Federal Noxious Weeds Found in North Carolina
Crested Floating Heart
Crested floating heart, Nymphoides cristata, an NC Class A noxious weed
Feature Speaker: Bridget Lassiter, Weed Specialist – NCDA & CS Plant Industry, Plant Protection Section
Bridget will provide an overview of State and Federal Noxious weed programs in North Carolina – including definitions of “Noxious” vs. “Invasive”, rules and regulations governing movement of weeds in the state, and an update on several noxious weeds that were once sold in the Green Industry and are now present in small populations in NC.

August 27

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC
Matt Bertone and Mike Munster
Feature Speakers: Matt Bertone (left), Extension Associate, and Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician – NC State Entomology and Plant Pathology

September 24

Caring for Trees with Storms in Mind
Barb Fair
Feature Speaker: Barb Fair, Landscape Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, NC State Dept. of Horticultural Science

October 22

Current Pest and Plant Disease Issues in NC
Matt Bertone and Mike Munster
Feature Speakers: Matt Bertone (left), Extension Associate, and Mike Munster (right), Plant Disease Diagnostician – NC State Entomology and Plant Pathology

Review Plants, Pests and Pathogen webinars from past years:
2007200820092010201120122013, 20142015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Table of Contents for Insects and Diseases Covered 2009 – 2018
Index of Recordings 2009 to Present
YouTube Channel with recorded programs – http://go.ncsu.edu/ppp-recordings

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NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic

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