Master Gardener Specialist First Detector Training

Texas Master Gardener Specialist – First Detector Training Pest and Pathogen Surveillance Program
June 11 – 12, 2018, 8:30 am to 5 pm

Location: Brazoria County AgriLife Extension, 12017 CR 171, Angleton, TX  77515
Sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service—Brazoria County, Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab & Brazoria County Master Gardener Association

$125; registration fee includes lecture, hands-on-instruction activities, thumb drive with resource  materials, two lunches and Friendship Dinner. (Spouse may attend the Friendship Dinner for an additional $35)

For a preview of the agenda, points of interest and local lodging options, click here.

Texas Master Gardener First Detector Training Pest and Pathogen Surveillance Program will cover the importance of monitoring for high risk pests, basic plant disease diagnostic skills, proper methods and procedures to sample and submit a diagnostic sample, photography for diagnostics, methods for preventing the introduction of diseases of concern and other related disease problems. Texas Master Gardeners will work toward program certification by completing 20 volunteer hours of service.

Dr. Kevin Ong, Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, will lead a 2-day workshop covering:
  • Intro to the National First Detector Program
  • Plant Disease Diagnostics
  • Pathogen: Palm and Citrus Diseases
  • Insect: Pest in Palms and Citrus

Important: Each registrant must  submit a letter of recommendation from your County Extension Agent. This training conference is limited to 30 attendees; limited to only 2 Texas Master Gardener participants per county. Deadline for registration is June 1, 2018.

Register now to beat the rush! Final registration ends June 1, 2018.  Walk-ins will not be accepted. No registration refunds after June 1, 2018. Contact administrative assistant Jean Godwin if you need assistance or have registration questions: jean.godwin@ag.tamu.edu; 979-864-1558

Our preference for your registration is a convenient online form posted below. Remember to upload a scanned copy of your County Agent’s letter of recommendation in the form. A mail-in registration form can be downloaded by clicking here.

Master Gardener Specialist-First Detector Training

Pest & Pathogen Surveillance Program
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  • If you plan to bring a guest to the Friendship Dinner scheduled for Monday night, June 11th, please include the appropriate additional fee.
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