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Farmer Training Workshop – Pest & Disease Management
June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $15.00
Instructor: Ethan Grundberg and Erik Schellenberg, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Ulster County. This workshop will start with an overview of the basics of plant pests and diseases. Erik will discuss bacterial, fungal, viral and abiotic diseases, and then focus on insect pests. You will learn the identification process, and walk through some specific examples that are most common in fruit and vegetable production in the Hudson Valley. The second segment of the workshop consists of a field walk during which we will scout for and identify pathogens, and discuss how to use ID keys and what to do once an identification has been made.