IPM Webinar Archive

Recordings are available for all 2012 National IPM Webinars:

National Box Blight Webinar

Originally presented on Thursday January 5th by Kelly Ivors (NCSU) this webinar focuses on box blight- a new disease to the US recently found on boxwood in North Carolina, Virginia, and Connecticut. http://go.ncsu.edu/box_blight_webinar

Ambrosia Beetle Management in Nurseries

Ambrosia beetles are one of the most damaging pests of nursery stock.  In this webinar, originally presented February 2, 2012 by Steve Frank (NCSU) we learn about ambrosia beetle biology and the damage they cause. Most importanty we will learn how to manage ambrosia beetles effectively by monitoring, maintaining tree health, and making insecticide applications.  This webinarwill include the most up-to-date information available from researchers throughout the Eastern US. http://go.ncsu.edu/ambrosia_beetle_webinar

Bark with No Bite: Best Nursery Practices for Bark
Handling

Originally presented March 8, 2012, Dr. Ted Bilderback, Director JC Raulston Arboretum, Department of Horticulture Science at North Carolina State University discusses proper selection, care, and handling of bark mulch and potting media. ttp://go.ncsu.edu/bark_with_no_bite

The Ups and Downs of Impatiens Downy Mildew

Originally presented April 5, 2012, Dr. Colleen Warfield, Corporate Plant Pathologist with Ball Horticultural Company. This webinar provides practical information for those in
extension outreach positions who work with bedding plant growers and professional landscapers. Growers and other interested parties are also welcome to participate.  Colleen will share some of the history of impatiens downy mildew including observations from 2011, background information on this pathogen, and results of some of the fungicide trials she has been conducting. http://go.ncsu.edu/impatiens_downy_mildew_webinar

Biology and Management of Japanese Maple Scale

Originally presented May 3, 2012 by Paula Shrewsbury from University of Maryland. Japanese maple scale is an exotic armored scale that is increasing in it distribution and pest status in nursery and landscape environments. Paula discussed the identification, biology, pesticide efficacy and other information relevant to the management of this challenging pest. http://go.ncsu.edu/japanese_maple_scale_webinar

Bacterial Leaf Spots and Blights on Ornamental Plants

Originally presented June 7, 2012 by
Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward of University of Georgia this webinar discusses the causes, consequences, and management of bacterial diseases in plants. Warmer temperatures tends to increase bacterial diseases on plants. Leaf spots, blights, and wilts are becoming more common within nurseries and greenhouses. This webinar will cover what to look for
to identify and manage bacterial plant diseases. http://go.ncsu.edu/bacterial_spots_and_blights

Biology and Management of Red-headed Flea Beetles

Originally presented August 2, 2012 by Dr. Brian Kunkel of University of Delaware this webinar covers new research on this emerging nursery pests. http://go.ncsu.edu/redheaded_flea_beetle_webinar

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