|May 18, 2013|
|9:00 am||to||12:00 pm|
The invasion has begun! Hemlock wooly adelgid, winter moth, potato blight and a slew of others are already here. On the horizon loom other dreaded pathogens such as the Asian longhorned beetle, sudden oak death and the brown marmorated stinkbug! In this class, we’ll learn about these and many other pests and diseases that are current or potential threats to our agriculture, forests, and landscapes here in Maine. We’ll discuss how to scout for and identify possible threats and outline resources for diagnosing and managing pests and pathogens.If the weather cooperates, we will venture outside for a portion of this class, so please bring appropriate clothing.
The Gardens is presenting this class as a member of the Sentinel Plant Network (SPN), a partnership between the American Public Garden Association and the federal National Plant Diagnostic Network designed to quickly detect and diagnose pests and pathogens that have been introduced into agricultural and natural ecosystems.
Staff Horticulturist Justin Nichols has been professionally maintaining gardens for 20 years, the last five at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. In addition to various horticultural certifications, he holds a master’s degree in education and enjoys teaching horticultural topics to people of all ages.
Where: Bosarge Family Education Center
Price: $20 members, $25 nonmembers (preregistration requested)