February: the PDDC Brings Education to You

Did you know that the PDDC offers educational programs throughout the state of Wisconsin?

Take a look at our stats from last year:

2017 PDDC Educational Statistics

This year is shaping up to be even busier.

Talks and Workshops

Brian Hudelson, the PDDC Director, designs and delivers custom, in-person presentations to groups throughout the state of Wisconsin.  Target audiences include home gardeners, professionals in the green industry (e.g., arborists and greenhouse producers), and Master Garden Volunteers.

Talks and Workshops


Brian’s presentations can cover virtually any topic related to plant diseases including, but not limited to, diseases of fruits and vegetables, diseases of trees and shrubs, and diseases of herbaceous ornamentals.


You can find Brian’s 2018 presentation schedule here:
2018 Outreach Events Calendar

Check the calendar for the topics, locations, and what educational materials he will provide for each presentation.

How to Book a Talk

If you’d like Brian to give a presentation to your group, contact the PDDC at pddc@wisc.edu.

Be aware that Brian’s schedule fills quickly and he is currently booking presentations well into 2018.

Informational Booths

Want to speak with PDDC staff in person, one-on-one?

The PDDC provides informational booths at select events during the year.  Brian, other clinic staff and graduate students from the UW-Madison Department of Plant Pathology can answer your questions on plant diseases and how to manage them.

Informational Booths

The PDDC’s next informational booth will be at Garden Expo February 9-11 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.  Garden Expo is one of the largest garden shows in the Midwest and serves as fundraiser for Wisconsin Public Television.

Radio and Television

Brian Hudelson (aka Dr. Death) is a regular guest on Garden Talk with Larry Meiller on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and has appeared regularly on The Wisconsin Gardener on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).

Radio and Television

Past Appearances


listen to Brian’s past appearances on Garden Talk on the WPR website.


watch Brian’s past appearances on The Wisconsin Gardener on WPT website.

Need More Information?

To learn more about PDDC outreach activities, check out the PDDC Clinic Services and Clinic Outreach brochure.

To book Brian for a talk or event, contact the PDDC at pddc@wisc.edu.