Monday, May 16, 2016

First Detector Training & Field Pest Identification Workshops Offered by NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service


NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service is offering two plant health workshops the first week of June in Albuquerque. On June 7, there will be a First Detector Training Workshop for Master Gardeners, Pest Control Operators, landscape managers, crop producers and the general public. This training is part of the National Plant Diagnostic Network's education and training program. Participants who attend the training workshop will become a Certified First Detector and be part of a national registry of trained first detectors. The training will be conducted at the Albuquerque Garden Center from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. The cost for this is $20 - morning coffee and refreshments, and lunch is provided.
On June 8, there will be a Field Pest Identification Workshop which will allow participants to learn the process of identifying pest problems in the field. This hands-on training will be held outdoors at the Hubble House from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - participants are advised to dress appropriately and the bring a hat and sunscreen. This event is free - light refreshments and water will be provided.
The deadline to register for either or both of these events is June 1. For more information on these events, please view the Registration Form 

Three newly certified First Detector's proudly
display their First Detector Field Packs 

First Detector Training Class

Master Gardeners participating in a pest ID workshop

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