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“Integrated Pest Management Activities to Minimize Turfgrass Disease” and “Examining Insect Interactions with Plant Pathogenic Fungi Can Help Inform Pest Management Decisions”
May 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT$20
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Integrated Pest Management Activities to Minimize Turfgrass Disease
Dr. Alfredo Martinez; Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia
Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies on turfgrasses to avoid and minimize foliar, crown and root turfgrass diseases will be discussed. Emphasizing reduced fungicide usage.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Examining Insect Interactions with Plant Pathogenic Fungi Can Help Inform Pest Management Decisions
Dr. Bill Klingeman, University of Tennessee, Department of Plant Sciences
This webinar will examine recent and on-going research on pest/plant pathogenic fungus/host tree interactions primarily in the urban landscape and forested habitats. The talk will emphasize insects that are interacting with economically and ecologically important hardwood and deciduous shade tree species. Trees discussed also serve as host plants for commonly encountered key pest species, including bark and ambrosia and metallic wood-boring beetles. Pest managers will better understand how proactive monitoring for pest species, trapping, and targeted pesticide treatment can contribute to tree species and forest stand health.
GA: Hour 1 – 1 CEU in Cats. 21, 23, 24 or 1 Private
Hour 2 – 1 CEU in Cats. 23 or 24
SC: Hour 1 – 1 CEU in Cat 5
TN: 2 points in C02-Forest Pest Control, C03-Ornamental & Turf, C10-Demo & Research, and C12-Pesticide Dealer