A disease and pest management workshop is being offered at the Otis L. Floyd Nursery Research Center on September 12, 2012 from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The workshop will provide information on a number of new invasive disease and insect threats to the nursery and landscape industries. The latest research information on management of powdery mildew including prospects for a new generation of resistant cultivars, cherry leaf spot disease, ambrosia beetles, and imported fire ants will be provided. In addition, several presentations and hands-on demonstrations will be performed on calibrating sprayers and new techniques and procedures to reduce pesticide exposure.
There is no cost to attend the workshop. Three pesticide points will be available in Categories 2, 3, 10 and 12 and two points in Category 6. To register for the workshop, please call Holly Hodges at 931-815—5140 and provide your name. For more information on the workshop, contact Dr. Margaret Mmbaga (931-815-5143) or Dr. Jason Oliver (931-668-3572).