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2018 Advanced Diagnostics Workshop - Session 2 (Grand Rapids)

Sponsoring Organization: MSUE, Kent County

Date: Friday, July 20, 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: Pests and Pestilence- Learning about Insects and Plants
Instructors: Nate Walton, Michigan State University Extension Program Instructor
Dr. Duke Elsner, Michigan State University Extension Horticulture Educator
What's eating my plant? Insect identification is the first step in successfully managing these pests. This often comes by honing a diagnostician's skills to observe signs and symptoms that are telltale. Participants will also learn more about using a key to identify pests, insect life cycles, and the types of damage caused by insect feeding. You will also learn more about the relationship that beneficial insects have with garden pests

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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