Master Gardener Resources


Level I Master Gardener Training:
Plant Diseases

Description

Learn about disease-causing organisms (fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasmas and nematodes) and the symptoms they cause, as well as information on environment factors that favor disease development.  Also learn about disease-like plant disorders caused by non-biological factors such as nutrient imbalances, pesticide exposures, environmental pollutants and adverse environmental conditions.  The final section of this talk covers the basics of plant disease control.

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Presentation Length:  2.5 – 3 hours


 

Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Vegetable Diseases

Description

Learn about common diseases of vegetables and their management.

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Presentation Length:  3 – 4 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Diseases of Herbaceous Ornamentals

Description

Learn about common diseases of herbaceous ornamentals and their management.

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Presentation Length:  3 – 4 hours


 

Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Diseases of Evergreens

Description

Learn about common diseases of evergreens (both needled and broadleaved) and their management.

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Presentation Length:  2.5 – 3 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Deciduous Tree and Shrub Diseases

Description

Learn about common diseases of deciduous trees and shrubs and their management.

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Presentation Length:  4 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
The Science (and Art) of Plant Disease Diagnosis

Description

Learn about the complex process involved in accurately identifying plant diseases.

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Presentation Length:  1.5 – 2 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Growing Healthy Plants – Basics in Plant Disease Management

Description

Learn about common methods for disease control, their pros and cons, and how you can adapt these techniques for use in your own home garden.

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Presentation Length:  1.5 – 2 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Plant Diseases in History

Description

Learn about how plant diseases have impacted human history and how plant diseases continue to be important in our daily lives and in pop culture.

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Presentation Length:  1.5 – 2 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Signs and Symptoms Workshop

Description

Hone your observational skills with this hands-on workshop where participants get to look at a wide range of  diseased plant specimens.  Learn about the wide range of disease symptoms, signs of plant pathogens that you can see by eye and the challenges of properly diagnosing plant diseases.  The session includes a group of discussion of the diseases presented in the workshop, as well tips on management of the diseases.

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Presentation Length:  3 – 4 hours


Advanced Master Gardener Training:
Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic Tour

Description

Come visit the Plant Disease Diagnostics Clinic.  Learning about clinic services and outreach, and watch clinic staff in action as they work with plant samples to diagnose disease problems.

Combine your visit to the PDDC with a visit to the UW Insect Diagnostics Lab, the Wisconsin Insect Research Collection,  and the Allen Centennial Garden.

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Presentation Length:  0.5 – 2 hours


University of Wisconsin-Madison