Late Blight Webinar on January 14

Join eOrganic on January 14th for a webinar on Late Blight of Tomato and Potato: Recent Occurrences and Management Experiences, presented by Meg McGrath of Cornell University. The webinar takes place at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advanced registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speaker. A live chat session will follow the webinar.

Register now at http://www.extension.org/pages/70122

About the Webinar

This devastating disease has been occurring more often in the USA recently, especially on tomatoes. Beginning and experienced growers need to understand changes in the pathogen that account for this change and other facts about recent occurrences in order to manage late blight effectively. Another objective is to share information among researchers and growers about managing late blight with copper, biofungicides, and resistant varieties, and utility of the USABlight monitoring program and the Decision Support System.

About the Presenter

Margaret Tuttle McGrath, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, Riverhead, New York

Meg McGrath conducts research, gives talks, and prepares extension materials on managing diseases of vegetable crops organically with biopesticides, resistant varieties and other cultural practices. She also works with growers to diagnose problems developing on their farm and to identify suitable management programs. She is located at the Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center where she has been working since 1988.

Find all upcoming and archived eOrganic webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242

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