Please join us on January 17th from 1:00-4:00 PM EST for an informative symposium on boxwood blight.
The Boxwood Blight Insight Group researchers and extension specialists are excited to share their findings from their USDA-NIFA-Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) project. The project aims to provide all those battling the dreaded boxwood blight disease with the knowledge and tools needed to win the war against Calonectria pseudonaviculata. Boxwood is the number one most-used landscape plant in the United States, which makes this disease an issue for many landscapers, growers, and homeowners. A key component of the project is timely technology transfer to NPDN diagnosticians and others that protect plants, so those in the field can incorporate the best identification methods and encourage the use of better management strategies.
If you plan to attend, please register at the link below.
We are asking you to register to help us track and report our outreach efforts.
You should get a Zoom calendar invitation that includes the symposium link and password after you register.
Title: NPDN Symposium: Boxwood Blight Insight Group
Date/time: January 17, 2024; 1:00-4:00pm est
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkcu2rrjspH93GwU0Q7daP2I8LSrbDlDDc
Agenda: final agenda available here
The symposium will include six (6) presenters speaking about their BBIG project work and findings.
Two of the presenters are previous project researchers and now NPDN diagnosticians, one from Oregon State University and one from Clemson University.
The presentations are 20 mins with 5 minutes for questions and an additional 15 minutes at the end of the symposium.
This workshop is packed full of very interesting topics, please join us on Wednesday, January 17th for this symposium.
Contact me with any questions.
Karen L. Snover-Clift
Director, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
Section of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
School of Integrative Plant Sciences
Mailing (overnight delivery) address: 236 Tower Rd.; 111 Plant Science Bldg.
Physical address: 324 Plant Science Bldg.
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-255-7860 (office phone)