Plant Disease and Insect Clinic
Webinars and Training
Plants, Pests and Pathogens is an in-service training program for Horticulture Extension Agents and Extension Master Gardeners .
The Plants, Pests, and Pathogen sessions will be conducted on the fourth Tuesday of February, April, June, August, and October 2013 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Every session includes a discussion of current plant disease and insect problems by the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic's Mike Munster and an Entomologist.
Find out about the many other exciting presentations planned for this year by checking out the Master Gardener Plants Pests and pathogens wepage. We hope to see you on-line!
Watch this space for upcoming training opportunities!
Last Year's Agent Training in Plant Disease Diagnosis
May and June, 2012
The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic (PDIC) and the Department of Plant Pathology conducted introductory training in plant disease diagnosis for County Agents in May and June of 2012. The training consisted of two Elluminate live sessions covering the basics of plant disease diagnosis followed by an all-day hands-on workshop. Recordings of the Elluminate sessions are open to everyone.
The training sessions and dates were as follows:
May 31, 2012 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Webinar - Free and Open to the Public)
Introduction to Plant Disease Diagnosis: plant diseases and the diagnostic process
June 5, 2012, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Webniar - Free and Open to the Public)
Signs and Symptoms: recognizing disease symptoms and pathogen signs
Collecting and submitting a sample; using the database; interpreting reports
June 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (Registration Required)
Plant Disease Diagnosis: hands-on workshop
Twenty participants examined plant diseases and disorders on live material in the laboratory and in the landscape, and learned simple diagnostic techniques that County Agents can use in the field or at their office. Agents toured the PDIC and “walked through” the process of diagnosing a clinic sample.
See the workshop photo album on our Facebook page
Contact Barbara Shew at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about upcoming training opportunities. Agents who attended the Ellumnate sessions should check the NCSU XLMS link to be sure their attendance was recorded.
Previous training sessions
Agent training in plant disease diagnosis - 2011
The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and the Department of Plant Pathology conducted agent training in plant disease diagnosis in February and March, 2011. The training consisted of four one‐hour Elluminate sessions covering the basics of plant disease diagnostics and one all‐day hands‐on session. You can watch the archived Elluminate sessions by clicking the links below.
Elluminate Training Sessions
Below are the links for the Plant Disease Diagnostic Training sessions on Elluminate (interactive webinar). Connect to the session by clicking the link to each session. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour.
February 16, 2011: Plant disease diagnosis
February 23, 2011: How to take and submit a sample to the PDIC and how to read a sample report
March 2, 2011: Diseases of apples, grapes, and field crops; threats to NC plant life
March 9, 2011: Diseases of landscape trees, woody ornamentals, tomatoes, small grains, and tobacco
Training videos (collecting and packaging samples)
Nursery and Greenhouse Water Treatment and Quality Workshop
January 26, 2012 in Davidson and Huntersville, NC
North Carolina State University, Clemson University, and the University of Florida have pooled resources to bring growers and County Agents a VERY informative regional workshop on treatment of irrigation water for woody ornamental and floriculture plant production. The workshop will feature REAL growers and REAL water treatment situations to show and discuss, plus a panel of specialists. Click herefor details and registration.