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Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

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Ecological Land Management

Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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July 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Plant Disease Management

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Gardening with nature requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Become your own plant health detective and learn the signs and symptoms of the most common plant diseases. Study disease life cycles and discuss management strategies for prevention and control, then implement them in your garden.

These classes are held rain or shine. Dress for the weather and wear reliable shoes as walking paths may be uneven.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on two Wednesdays: July 12 and 19, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Nancy Gregory earned an MS in Plant Pathology from Penn State and spent several years at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Florida, followed by 26 years at University of Delaware. She was director of UD’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic and led pest detection efforts for Delaware. Nancy taught courses on plant diseases and mycology, Master Gardener training, seminars, and in retirement continues to teach.

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