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Uh-Oh…What’s That? A Pest & Disease Mini-Series

January 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Uh-Oh…What’s That? A Pest & Disease Survival Guide

That doesn’t look right!  Seeing spots?  Do I need a plant doctor?  Is it too late to get help? Join us for our Pest & Disease Mini-Series via ZOOM . It’s a four-session survival guide you won’t want to miss.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan.  26, 28, February 2 and 4

Instructors:  UD’s-own Entomologist Brian Kunkel and newly-retired Plant Diagnostician Nancy Gregory.

Diseases with Nancy Gregory
Nancy GregoryWhat is a plant disease? How do I know if what I see are signs or symptoms? What’s causing this? How does the weather factor in? Do we need to spray, or can we avoid plant diseases?

Tuesday, January 26 – Part 1
Tuesday, February 2 – Part 2


Pests with Dr. Brian Kunkel
Scouting for insect pests is an important part for successful IPM in Brian Kunkelhorticulture, so what do you look for?  We will cover how plants normally look compared to plants with issues.  We will also discuss the presence of insects that require little intervention compared to those that need a strong management plan.

Thursday, January 28 –Part 1
Thursday, February 4 –Part 2

Nancy Fisher Gregory earned a Master of Science in Plant Pathology from Penn State University, and spent several years at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Florida, followed by 26 years at University of Delaware. Nancy led the UD Plant Diagnostic Clinic and pest detection efforts for Delaware, taught courses on plant diseases, presented seminars, and in retirement continues to teach.

Dr. Brian Kunkel received his B.S. from Northern Kentucky University his M.S. from the University of Kentucky and his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2003.  He worked briefly with TruGreen ChemLawn before beginning his post-doctoral work with the USDA-ARS in Georgia. Brian began his current position at the University of Delaware in 2006 where he has worked on various projects studying armored and soft scale species, redheaded flea beetles, whiteflies, mealybugs, brown marmorated stink bugs, thrips, and other various ornamental pests.


UDBG Members = 15/class; $50/series; Non-Members = $20/class; $70/series (Held via Zoom)
Registration is required for this event. To register and pay via credit card, please use our online form. You will be sent zoom link close to the class time; be sure to download Zoom app.

Cancellation Policy: UDBG reserves the right to cancel any program if necessary. Refunds take approximately three to four weeks to process. There will be no refunds after a class or series begins. Payment will be refunded if cancellation is made 10 business days prior to class.


January 28
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm