Monday, April 30, 2012

Agent Training in Plant Disease Diagnosis Coming Soon!

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and the Department of Plant Pathology announce an introductory County Agent training in plant disease diagnosis.

The training will consist of two live Elluminate sessions covering the basics of plant disease diagnosis followed by an all-day hands-on workshop. The Elluminate sessions are open to everyone. Seating for the workshop is limited to 25 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agents. There is no fee for this training.  More information coming soon!

May 31, 2012 10:00 a.m. (Webinar)


Introduction to Plant Disease Diagnosis: plant diseases and the diagnostic process

June 5, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (Webniar)


Signs and Symptoms: recognizing  and describing disease symptoms and pathogen signs

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic: collecting and submitting a sample; using the database; interpreting diagnostic results

June 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m


Plant Disease Diagnosis: hands-on workshop

Participants will examine plant diseases and disorders on live material in the laboratory and in the landscape, and will learn simple diagnostic techniques that they can use in the field or at their office. Agents will tour the PDIC and “walk through” the process of diagnosing a clinic sample. Lunch, breaks, and educational materials will be provided.

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