Up-Coming Events at The Morton Arboretum

  • Up-Coming Events at The Morton Arboretum

     Andi updated 8 years, 7 months ago 1 Member · 1 Post
  • Andi

    Member
    April 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    MONITORING AND MANAGING INSECT PESTS

    Donna Danielson, Arboretum Instructor

    Learn the life cycles, signs and symptoms, and methods of control for the most common insects in our landscapes. Get up-to-date information on easy, less toxic strategies for managing insects and when treatment would do more harm than good. In the classroom portion of each section, you will become acquainted with current seasonal insect threats; then spend a morning identifying them in the field. Different insects will be covered in each section – register for both sections for a full picture of spring insect pests. 

    Recommended Text: A list of recommended references will be distributed in class.

    Certificate InformationHome Landscape Gardening Certificate elective, Naturalist Certificate elective (6 hours); if both sections are completed, this class may be used to fill a Home Landscape Gardening Certificate Requirement.

    ♦H424. Wednesday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm & Saturday, 9 am – Noon. Thornhill Education Center.  $69 (non-members $82). Limit 16.

    Section a: May 2 & May 5

    Section b: May 30 & June 2

    To register, click the links above, email registrar@mortonarb.org or call 630-719-2468between 8 am – 4 pm Mon – Fri.

                                                                                                                                                       

    DIAGNOSING PLANT DISEASES

    Donna Danielson, Arboretum Instructor

    Learn to use the diagnostic process to sort symptoms into categories that include fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases of woody plants and understand how to manage plantings to resist problems. Become acquainted with seasonal disease threats in the classroom and then spend a morning identifying them in the field.

    Note: Please dress for the weather and for hiking off-trail on Saturday sessions.

    Recommended Text: A list of recommended references will be distributed in class.

    Certificate Information: Home Landscape Gardening or Naturalist Certificate elective (6 hours); if both sections are completed, this class may be used to fill a Home Landscape Gardening Certificate Requirement.

    H426. Thornhill Education Center. $69 (non-members $81). Limit 16.

    Section a: Wednesday, June 20; 6:30 – 9:30 pm & Saturday, June 23, 9 am – Noon

    Section b: Wednesday, July 18; 6:30 – 9:30 pm & Saturday, July 21, 9 am – Noon

    To register, click the links above, email registrar@mortonarb.org or call 630-719-2468between 8 am – 4 pm Mon – Fri.

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