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Speaker: Dr. Kevin Ong, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

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    My Show Floor Education Demos @ Nursery/Landscape EXPO

    Demo: Retail Workspace – Helping Your Customers Identify Common Pest and Disease Issues
    Friday, August 11 -- 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

    Gain knowledge on how to identify pest and disease so you know what treatment method to follow. Located in Texas Green Industry Safety Group's Production Knowledge Area. Dr. Kevin Ong is currently the director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Plant Clinic). This laboratory provides plant disease diagnostic service to AgriLife Extension personnel, homeowners, farmers, greenhouse and nursery producers, landscape contractors, interiorscapers, arborists, consultants, and any other group or individual needing accurate identification of plant disease problems. The Plant Clinic collaborates efforts with state and federal agencies through the National Plant Diagnostic Network – Southern Region. Prior to this position, he was the regional Plant Pathologist based at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center in Dallas where he develop several educational programs to encourage the public to develop an appreciation for plant diseases, their impact, and scientifically-sound management methods. His current professional interests include the development, validation, and implementation of existing and new plant disease diagnostics methodologies which includes molecular diagnostics. More information about the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory can be found at http://plantclinic.tamu.edu.



    My Educational Programs / Sessions @ Nursery/Landscape EXPO

    TDA CEU Session: Pathogen Scouting
    Wednesday, August 9 -- 1:25 PM - 2:25 PM

    Learn how to identify the top pest and diseases impacting Texas plants. Dr. Kevin Ong is currently the director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Plant Clinic). This laboratory provides plant disease diagnostic service to AgriLife Extension personnel, homeowners, farmers, greenhouse and nursery producers, landscape contractors, interiorscapers, arborists, consultants, and any other group or individual needing accurate identification of plant disease problems. The Plant Clinic collaborates efforts with state and federal agencies through the National Plant Diagnostic Network – Southern Region. Prior to this position, he was the regional Plant Pathologist based at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center in Dallas where he develop several educational programs to encourage the public to develop an appreciation for plant diseases, their impact, and scientifically-sound management methods. His current professional interests include development, validation and implementation of existing and new plant disease diagnostics methodologies which includes molecular diagnostics. More information about the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory can be found at http://plantclinic.tamu.edu.


         

    Dr. Kevin Ong, Professor & Associate Department Head (Extension)
    Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

    Dr. Ong is currently the director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Plant Clinic). This laboratory provides plant disease diagnostic service to AgriLife Extension personnel, homeowners, farmers, greenhouse and nursery producers, landscape contractors, interiorscapers, arborists, consultants, and any other group or individual needing accurate identification of plant disease problems. The Plant Clinic collaborates efforts with state and federal agencies through the National Plant Diagnostic Network – Southern Region.

    Prior to this position, he was the regional Plant Pathologist based at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center in Dallas where he develop several educational programs to encourage the public to develop an appreciation for plant diseases, their impact, and scientifically-sound management methods. His current professional interests include development, validation and implementation of existing and new plant disease diagnostics methodologies which includes molecular diagnostics.


    Texas A&M AgriLife ... Urban agriculture & forestry, water & land resources, healthy living
    The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas is a scientific research campus and headquarters for public teaching. Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and extension specialists at Dallas work to advance three areas: urban agriculture and forestry, water and land resources, and healthy living.



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