TDA CEU: GENERAL. Must attend full day to receive 7 hours of TDA CEUs. PRESENTATION SUMMARY: Explore the latest threats in horticulture with our session on emerging diseases in ornamental plants and trees. Led by experts, discover identification, symptoms, and management strategies. Learn about early detection and prevention methods, including innovative approaches like biological controls. Ideal for horticulturists, landscapers, and arborists, this session provides crucial insights to protect ornamental landscapes and trees.
Dr. Kevin Ong is currently the director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Plant Clinic). This laboratory provides plant disease diagnostic service to AgriLife Extension personnel, homeowners, farmers, greenhouse and nursery producers, landscape contractors, interiorscapers, arborists, consultants, and any other group or individual needing accurate identification of plant disease problems. The Plant Clinic collaborates efforts with state and federal agencies through the National Plant Diagnostic Network – Southern Region.