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  • Landscape Disease & Pest
When Jun 22, 2016
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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2016 Landscape Disease & Pest Workshop

Workshop Size: Limited to the first 100 registrants.  Preregistration is required!

Fee$25 per individual by June 15th deadline.

$35 late fee registration. No refunds after June 15th deadline.

Format: Presentations by Extension Specialists with hands-on, practical exercises for pest and disease identification and management

 CEUs are expected for many of the sessions.


To register Online, click here.
To register by fax: click here to print a registration form & fax with credit card info & signature to 405-744-8491.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover are accepted. 
For registration questions, please contact Ag Conferences at 405-744-6489.


8:00-8:30     Registration and refreshments

8:30-8:35     Welcome, Introductions

Mike Schnelle, Linda and Charles Shackelford Endowed Professor of Floriculture, OSU Stillwater

 8:35-8:50     Brief overview of the Linnaeus gardens, Tulsa Garden Center and more

                        Barry Fugatt, Tulsa Garden Center, Tulsa

 8:50-9:10      Crape myrtle bark scale: What it is and how to kill it!

                        Eric Rebek, Horticultural Extension Entomologist, OSU Stillwater

 9:10-9:45         How to identify, sample and manage major pine diseases in Oklahoma                                                (includes Pine wilt, Diplodia tip blight, Dothitroma needle blight, drought)

                        Jen Olson, Assistant Extension Specialist/PDIDL Director, OSU Stillwater

9:45-10:15       Recognizing and managing pine pests

                        Eric Rebek, Horticultural Extension Entomologist, OSU Stillwater   

 10:15-10:30     Break

 10:30-11:05     Pine species and other evergreens for Oklahoma

Mike Schnelle, Linda and Charles Shackelford Endowed Professor of Floriculture, OSU Stillwater

 11:05-12:00     Why is my oak tree dying?  Common insect and disease problems of oak in OK.

                        Jen Olson and Eric Rebek

12:00-1:00       Lunch provided.  Please take time to explore the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden and Linnaeus Gardens during the break.

 1:00-1:25         Emerging diseases in the landscape: Tar spot of holly, Japanese Pear rust, others

                        Jen Olson

 1:25-1:45         Oak itch mite

                        Eric Rebek

 1:45-2:00         Rapid diagnostic tests for the field

                        Jen Olson

 2:00-2:15         Break

 2:15-2:45         Common mistakes or practices that predispose plants to bigger problems

                        Mike Schnelle

 2:45-3:30         Introduction and how to recognize rose rosette disease

                        Jen Olson

 3:30-3:50         Mite we have a problem? (Introduction to the rose rosette mite and mite


                        Eric Rebek

 3:50-4:05         Break

Please take a look at the microscopes during the break and throughout the afternoon to examine mites.

 4:05-4:35         Management of Rose Rosette Disease in the Landscape

                        Jen Olson

 4:35-4:45         Wrap-up, questions, comments