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Integrated Pest Management Program

Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Department of Extension



Disease and Pest Management in the Landscape


Heritage Hotel, 522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT


October 25, 2013





8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Continental breakfast , Coffee Available


8:30 to 9:15 Diseases in the Landscape:  Top Five in 2013

Ann Gould, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

From roots to shoots:  the most troublesome diseases in the landscape for 2013.


9:15- 10:00 Insect Pests: Choosing Appropriate Management Tools

Richard Cowles, CT Agricultural Experiment Station

Certain insect pests, such as scale insects, bagworms, winter moth, and emerald ash borer, have expanded their geographic range to now include Connecticut.  Dr. Cowles will present details on the biology for each of these pests and suggest appropriate treatment strategies.  


10:00 – 10:15- Break  


10:15 – 11:00 Two Years Later—the CT Boxwood Blight Experience

Victoria Smith and Sharon Douglas, CT Agricultural Experiment Station

Since its discovery in CT in 2011, boxwood blight brought about major upheaval in the nursery industry. Now home owners must deal with this disease and its consequences in the landscape. Field and laboratory observations and regulatory approaches to management will be presented.


11:00- 11:45 Managing some Common Landscape Weeds

Randall Prostak, University of Massachusetts
This presentation will provide effective solutions for some common and troublesome landscape weeds and invasive plants. Some new products will be discussed.


11:45- 12:30 Organic Control of Pests & Diseases in the Landscape

 Joan Allen, University of Connecticut

There are many tools available to land care professionals who want to incorporate organic options into the services they offer.  This talk will give an overview of organic management of pests and diseases in the landscape.


4.5 Pesticide Recertification Credits have been approved in categories PA, 3A, 3B for attendees from CT, RI, MA, ME, NH and VT




Registration – Pest and Disease Management in the Landscape

Registration deadline:  postmarked on or before October 21, 2013


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Registration includes: morning refreshments, break, and handouts


Make check payable to University of Connecticut.

Return this form and check to: Leanne Pundt, University of Connecticut, Litchfield County Extension Center, 843 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790-2635. 

Registration is limited and nonrefundable.  Seating is limited. Early registration is encouraged.   



From Hartford:  Take Interstate 84 West to Exit 15 in Southbury.  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and proceed to the second traffic light.  Turn left onto Heritage Road.  The Heritage Hotel is approximately one mile ahead on the right side.


From Interstate 84 East to Exit 15 in Southbury.  Turn left onto Route 67/6 and proceed to the third traffic light.  Turn left onto Heritage Road.  The Heritage Hotel is approximately one mile ahead on the right side.


Attendees needing directions and/or overnight accommodations should contact:   Heritage Hotel, 203-264-8200, 1-800-481-2698,

Click onto this hotel reservations link to book a room at the discounted rate of $125/per night.  The NEDAPS Group Code has been built into the online link for your convenience.


Questions: Leanne Pundt, University of Connecticut, 860.626.6855, email


An Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider

If requested by a program participant at least two weeks in advance, every effort will be made to provide special accommodations.