WEBINAR: Disease diagnostics for ornamentals
By Greta Chiu
Speaker: Dr. Karen Rane, University of Maryland
The first step in effective plant disease management is knowing what disease you are battling. Sharpen your diagnostic skills with tips and strategies for identifying problems in your greenhouse crop.
About the speaker: Karen Rane, PhD, is the director of the University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Laboratory. She has more than 20 years of experience in plant problem diagnosis, specializing in diseases of ornamentals. She has authored numerous newsletter articles and conducted workshops and presentations on disease diagnosis and management for growers and green industry professionals.
About the moderator: Sarah Jandricic, PhD, is the greenhouse floriculture IPM specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Sarah has over 18 years of experience in greenhouse integrated pest management, including extensive research experience in Canada, New York State and North Carolina, and two years at a greenhouse IPM consulting company. Responsible for both IPM of insects and plant diseases, she has published numerous trade articles and runs a variety of grower workshops related to biological control of greenhouse pests.
Be sure to sign up for other webinars in this Let’s Talk Disease series for ornamentals:
- March 14: Cultural controls for managing and preventing disease
- March 20: Fusarium basics
- April 9: Ways to outsmart powdery mildew
- April 23: Grappling with cut flower diseases