Program Highlights Materials, Lecture Topics, and Speakers
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR ALL LECTURE PARTICIPANTS
Lectures Lectures will focus on landscape plant IPM with emphasis on insect pest management. There will be one half day on disease management. Most lectures will be accompanied by slide presentations and handouts of additional information. The 7 lecturers will be faculty members and professionals in the field who have practical experience in designing and implementing successful IPM programs. The lectures will last about 6 hours per day for 4 days and will constitute the core of the course.
Syllabus The syllabus contains most of the information presented in the lectures. It was designed especially for this course and will greatly reduce the amount of note-taking during class. Many original illustrations and tables are included as an aid to the identification of key pests and beneficial insects. The syllabus is provided only to people attending the short course. It is not for sale to the general public.
Texts These are the latest and largest editions of the best identification texts available and should be in every pest manager's library:
Diseases of Trees and Shrubs (2nd Edition) rev. by Sinclair, Lyon, and Johnson ($72.00)
Insects that Feed on Trees and Shrubs (2nd Edition) rev. by Johnson and Lyon ($72.00)
Managing Insects and Mites of Woody Landscape Plants: An IPM Approach - this publication contains the latest IPM recommendations for controlling pests that attack trees and shrubs.
Bulletins Participants will receive additional publications dealing with disease, scouting, biological control, and best management practices.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR LABORATORY PARTICIPANTS ONLY
Laboratory Study of Pest Insect and Disease Reference Collection We believe that the hands-on and microscopic study of insects, mites, and diseases in a laboratory setting is superior to the study of pests in lecture alone. Laboratory sessions will focus on the identification of pests and beneficial insects and diagnosis of problems. Students will examine both living and dead specimens and complete laboratory exercises involving the use of keys and analysis of samples from the field.
Stereoscopic Microscope Each lab student will have the use of a research quality microscope and light with which to study actual pest specimens in the lab.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
MONDAY, JANUARY 7
Morning Session Principles of Landscape Plant IPM and PHC - M Raupp Introduction to Insects, Mites, and Pland Damage Symptons - M Raupp Plant Disease Diagnosis and Management - K Rane
Afternoon Session Abiotic Factors Affecting Plant Appearance - K Rane Laboratory Session - Plant Diseases
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
Morning Session Defoliators - M Raupp Leaf Chewing Pests: Skeletonizers, Notchers, Miners - M Raupp Plant Sucking Pests: Bugs, Aphids, Adelgids, Thrips - P Shrewsbury
Morning Session Biological Control, Part I - P Shrewsbury Biological Control, Part II - P Shrewsbury
Afternoon Session Mites and Scales - P Shrewsbury Laboratory Session - Insect Pests
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
Morning Session IPM Monitoring and Detection Strategies - T MacIntyre Current Research in IPM Pesticides - S Gill Pesticides Used in a Commercial IPM Program -
Afternoon Session Business aspects of IPM – P Becker Laboratory Session – Biological Control
MICHAEL J. RAUPP, Ph.D., Professor and Extension Entomologist, is nationally recognized for urban landscape IPM demonstration programs for homeowners, institutional grounds and parks. He is internationally known for ecological research on defense mechanisms of ornamental plants against insect pests. Dr. Raupp is the state project leader for urban IPM programs in the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland. Address: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Phone: (301) 405-3912. Email: email@example.com
KAREN K. RANE, Ph.D., is the director of the University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Laboratory. She has more than 20 years of experience in plant problem diagnosis, specializing in the diseases of woody and herbaceous ornamentals. She has authored numerous articles and conducted workshops and presentations on disease diagnosis and disease management. Address: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Phone: (301) 405-1611. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAULA M. SHREWSBURY, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist in Ornamental and Turf IPM. Her responsibilities include research, extension, and teaching on ornamental insect pests of nurseries, landscapes, and turfgrass. Dr. Shrewsbury’s research emphasis is in the development of alternative, less-toxic control tactics, landscape ecology, and biological control. She is known for her work on the conservation of natural enemies. Address: Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Phone: (301) 405-7664. Email: email@example.com
TINA MACINTYRE, M.S., developed an IPM program for landscapes in the Crystal City office complex in Arlington, VA, as part of the requirements for the IPM M.S. degree at the University of Maryland. She worked for Feather and Associates for 9 years developing IPM programs for commercial clients, including Reagan National Airport and Dullas International Airport. In 2001 she moved to Charlottesville, VA, and worked with Arborlife Tree Care as their IPM Coordinator. She currently works for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as an Agricultural Inspector. Address: 2134 Craigs Store Rd., Afton, VA 22920. Phone: (434) 531-3006.
STANTON A. GILL, M.S., University of Maryland Extension. Extension Specialist for IPM and Entomology for nurseries and greenhouses. Professor in the Landscape Technology Program, Montgomery College, Germantown Campus. Stanton has considerable IPM experience with commercial nurseries, greenhouse and herbaceous perennial operations, and arborists in Maryland. He is nationally known for IPM demonstration programs, greenhouse IPM programs, excellent training programs, and research in biorational pesticides for IPM programs. Address: CMREC, University of Maryland Extension, 11975 Homewood Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042. Phone: (410) 868-9400. Email: Sgill@umd.edu Webpage: http://extension.umd.edu/ipm
PETER BECKER is Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Division of Bartlett Tree Experts. He has a degree in Botany and Business from Roanoke College. With Bartlett, Peter served as a grounds man, climber, arborist/representative, Local Manager in the Baltimore, MD office, and Assistant Division Manager for the Mid-East Division. Peter was instrumental in developing IPM at Bartlett in Baltimore and other locations. Peter is a member of the Maryland Arborist Association and served as president from 1988-1990, as Chairman of the Maryland Community Forestry Council from 1996-1998, and in 2000, 2001 and 2003 was a Tour des Trees rider raising funds for the Tree Fund. He is presently the Bartlett Tree Experts representative to the ANZI A-300 Committee.
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