Cornell University is partnering with the University of Vermont and the University of Maine to offer a 6-week series in scouting for disease, insect, and weed pests of greenhouse ornamentals. Learn how to identify the major pests of greenhouse floriculture crops, make scouting faster and easier, communicate with growers and owners, and find resources to help. Sessions will be led by Stephanie Burnett, Margery Daughtrey, Betsy Lamb, Elise Lobdell, John Sanderson, and Cheryl Sullivan.
This program is offered in two formats – as a webinar series and as a certificate program. Some FAQs:
Who is the certificate program for?
Open to anyone, including students, people looking to get into the industry as growers, and current growers who want a documented background in scouting methods
What do I get with the certificate program?
Who are the webinars for?
Anyone who wants the information
What do I get with the webinar series
Certificate program – 6:00- 7:30, Wednesdays Feb 1-Mar 8, 2023
Webinar series – 6:30-7:30, Wednesdays Feb 1-Mar 8, 2023
Certificate program - $250
Webinar series - $25 each or all 6 for $125
|February 1||Introduction to scouting
Identification of fungus gnats/shoreflies/drain flies and root rots
|February 8||Mechanics of scouting and record keeping
Identification of thrips and virus diseases
|February 15||Resources and how to find information
Identification of mites and botrytis blight
|February 22||Techniques for scouting – greenhouse overview
Identification of aphids and abiotic issues
|March 1||Techniques for scouting – use of traps and tools
Identification of whiteflies and powdery/downy mildews
|March 8||Communicating scouting information to others
Identification of mealybugs and scales
Dr. Elizabeth Lamb (she, her, hers)
NYS Integrated Pest Management Program
This event is online
Last updated January 17, 2023