Led by UMass Extension Plant Pathologist Nick Brazee, participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. The UMass Amherst campus offers a wide variety of ornamental and forest trees and shrubs of all ages. Selected diseases will range from leaf spots, needle casts, root rot, stem cankers, rusts, anthracnose and more. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy to view many of the pathogens seen earlier in the day.
Pre-registration required as seating is limited; the cost is $100.
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Pesticide & Professional Certification Credits
Five pesticide contact hours for categories 35 (forest pest control), 36 (shade tree & ornamental), or 00 (applicator's license) will be available. Pesticide contact hours are valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.
ISA, MCA, MCH and MCLP professional certification credits have been requested.