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2018 Advanced Diagnostics Workshop - Session 1 (Grand Rapids)

Sponsoring Organization: MSUE, Kent County

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

End Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location : Kent MSU Extension, 775 Ball Avenue, NE Grand Rapids, MI. 49503

Description of the Event: 

2018 Advanced Diagnostics Workshop

Three part series:
Fridays: June 22, July 20, and Aug. 24, 2018
Cost: $150.00 per participant
(Lunch included for each session)


Hone your gardening skills and gain confidence during this three-part, hands-on diagnostic series! Classroom sessions coupled with hands-on learning in a garden setting will help participants use science-based resources to diagnose many types of plant problems. 


TOPIC: A Fungus among Us—Diseases of Plants
Instructors: Dr. Dave Roberts, Michigan State University
Irene Donne, Michigan State University Horticulture Educator
Disease problems of plants may appear as spots, lumps, bumps and ooze! How does a gardener identify disease causing organisms and learn to read the signs and symptoms of the plants affected? This session will unravel how diseases work and will help participants understand environmental factors affecting them. IPM plays a pivotal role in control strategies that are key for plant health. 

Register today so you can gain the diagnostic knowledge and confidence you will need to be a Smart Gardener! Each day will count as 5 education credits for re-certified Extension Master Gardeners.

Registration deadline: June 15, 2018 or when workshop is full. 
No registrations at the door. 

Payment by Credit Card (Debit cards requiring a PIN are not accepted): Recommended, via this secure MSU payment site to expedite your seat reservation. To ensure your transaction is processed, please enter your personal information exactly as shown on the credit card and do not include dashes or spaces when entering your credit card number. You will receive confirmation of transaction approval upon completion of the payment process. 

Payment by Check/Money Order: Postmark deadline is June 11, 2018. Your seat is not reserved until your balance is paid in full. 

Make payment to MSU and mail your payment to:
MSU ANR Event Services - 2018 Advanced Diagnostics Workshop Series
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Room 11
East Lansing, MI 48824

Refund Policy

A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be issued for any registration cancelled up to 7 days before the workshop.
No refund will be issued for any registration cancelled within 7 days of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for any registration cancelled after the workshop has started.
Substitutions allowed.

Education Credit Hours: 5

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