Region 7 Virtual Education Day - February 10, 2021

Series Session 2 – Hosted by Region 7
Wednesday, February 10, 2021                       
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  

Credits Available: 1.5 CNLP Credits .0 DEC Credit: 10, 25, 3a | ISA Credits: Certified Arborist 1.5, Municipal Specialist 1.5, BCMA-Practice 1.5 

Boxing Against Boxwood Blight
with Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate with the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University  

Course Description
This presentation will describe the diagnosis of boxwood blight and distinguish it from the other common diseases you might encounter. Learn how fungus outbreaks are triggered by environmental conditions, and how you can take cultural actions to reduce the disease. This talk will also cover the benefits of the new disease-resistant varieties and today’s best management practices for nursery and landscape, along with current research.   

About Our Presenter

Margery Daughtrey is a Senior Extension Associate with the Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology of Cornell University. She has conducted a research and extension program on the management of diseases of ornamental plants since 1978, at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, NY. Daughtrey holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and an M.S. in Plant Pathology from the University of Massachusetts. Daughtrey is coauthor of several books, including Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials, the Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases and the Compendium of Bedding Plant Diseases and Insects. She was named a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society in 2012.


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