On-Site Testing for Diseases and pH and IPM for Herbs

Tri-State Greenhouse IPM Workshop

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Univ. of Vermont Entomology Research Laboratory, Burlington, VT

8:00 - 8:30  Registration & Coffee

8:30 - 8:45  Introductions and Welcome

8:45 - 10:00  On-site Disease Testing - The How-to and Why Bother . Focus on testing for Tospovirus and Western Flower Thrips
                     Ethel Dutky & Stanton Gill, Univ. of MD & Cheryl Smith, UNH

10:00-10:30  Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:45  pH Management for New Vegetative Material Using the Pour-thru method and What to do if…
                        Joanne Lutz, MD & Tom Doubleday, Univ. of VT

11:45 - 12:45  Lunch

12:45 - 1:45  IPM for Herbs – Mites and Aphids Recognition, Prevention & Remedies
                     Stanton Gill, Univ. of MD, Joanne Lutz, MD, Margaret Skinner, UVM

1:45 - 2:45  IPM for Herbs – Powdery Mildew, Botrytis & Fusarium. Recognition, Prevention & Remedies
                   Ethel Dutky, Univ. of MD & Cheryl Smith, UNH

2:45 - 3:15  What Does a Professional Scout Do and How do they Save Growers $$$? Could one be right for you?
                    Joanne Lutz, MD

3:15 - 3:30  Do Western Flower Thrips Survive Our Northern Winters? Update of on-going research
                   Tom Doubleday, Univ. of VT

3:30 - 4:00  What Worked and What Didn’t This Year? Open Discussion

6 pesticide certification credits will be awarded to each workshop attendee.
Attendees can also receive 6 VT Assoc. of Professional Horticulturist credits.

For more information contact Dr. Margaret Skinner, 902-656-5440 or mskinner@zoo.uvm.edu