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AFLC 110 - Pest and Disease Control

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
AFLC 110 29 November 2020 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 27 December 2020 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 03 January 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 28 February 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 28 March 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 25 April 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 23 May 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 20 June 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 15 August 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 12 September 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 10 October 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 07 November 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
AFLC 110 05 December 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Entomology and plant disease control is a basic course for plant science majors. It provides the basic understanding of insects and diseases that attack ornamental plant materials and turf grasses. Details of the nature and structure of insects, effects of insect destruction and insect classification are major components. Plant diseases, weed identification and respective controls are also discussed as they apply to trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, roses and turf.

Course Objectives

  • Acquiring the skills necessary for diagnosis of plant problems
  • Distinguishing between normal coloration changes, damage and pest problems
  • Identifying common cultural and site problems that cause plant stress
  • Identifying the common insect pests of landscape plants in Maryland
  • Distinguishing between insect pests by the damage they cause
  • Identifying the common pathogens that cause plant diseases of landscape plants
  • Using plant symptoms as clues to the identity of the possible pathogens on plants
  • Applying integrated pest management strategies for insect and disease problems

Who Should Attend?

  • Farmers
  • Ranchers
  • Agricultural managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Pest diagnosis
  • Soil, environmental and site problems
  • Drought, heat, freezing, girdling roots and other abnormalities
  • IPM and scouting applications
  • Insect anatomy and classification

Day 2

  • Insects and other pests
  • Aphids
  • Adelgids
  • Scales
  • Whiteflies
  • Thrips
  • Borers

Day 3

  • Bark beetles
  • Weevils
  • Leaf beetles
  • Leaf miners
  • Caterpillars
  • Sawflies
  • Spider mites

Day 4

  • Disease classification and identification
  • Disease pathogens
  • Water molds
  • Root rots
  • Downy mildews
  • Powdery mildews

Day 5

  • Needle casts
  • Leaf spots
  • Cankers
  • Galls
  • Blights
  • Rusts