[Maipc] Plant pest id training May 9 at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD

Sylvan Kaufman sylvan.kaufman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 08:49:59 PDT 2012


Join the front line of defense against new pests and plant diseases when
Adkins Arboretum offers First Detector Training for Insect and Disease
Pests of Plants on Wed., May 9 at 1 p.m.

The Arboretum is part of the Sentinel Plant Network, an association of
botanical gardens that is on the lookout for emerald ash borer, Asian
longhorn, beetle, sudden oak death and other pests and diseases that
threaten forest health. This workshop will offer training for volunteers
who can help spot potential problems, collect samples, and submit them to
insect and disease specialists in Maryland.

In this two-hour workshop, Adkins Arboretum science advisor Dr. Sylvan
Kaufman and educator Jenny Houghton will introduce participants to the
Sentinel Plant Network. Dr. Karen Rane, director of the University of
Maryland Plant Diagnostic Lab, and Dr. Dave Clement, plant pathologist for
University of Maryland Extension, will teach plant and pest identification
indoors and on an outdoor walk, weather permitting. Training will also
cover how to collect and submit samples.

This program is free. Advance registration is required at
www.adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

*Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the
headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the
Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and
gardening. Through its **Campaign to Build a Green Legacy**, the Arboretum
will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden
educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in
conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about
Arboretum programs, visit
* or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.*
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