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WS02 – Identifying Common Plant Problems

June 18, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Extension Master Gardeners are often the front line for identifying plant problems and making recommendations for home landscapes and gardens. Anyone who has ever worked a garden hotline knows you have to be part detective to be successful. This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to improve your plant pathology detective skills:

  • Learn how to apply the same problem-solving process used by professionals.
  • Discover how to identify common problems quickly and easily.
  • Find out how a site history can help solve mystery problems and more.

Attendees will leave more confident in their ability to identify plant problems at home and in the community.


Length: 2 hours

Max participants: 25

According to educator/plant disease diagnostician Judy O’Mara, her favorite classrooms are filled with third graders and Extension Master Gardeners. Why? Because both share her enthusiasm for plants. As director of K-State’s Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab for 34+ years, Judy’s reputation as chief detective of plant disease is indisputable. In addition to her work as director of the K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab she has trained hundreds of Kansas Extension Master Gardeners in how to accurately diagnose common plant problems. She is also an instructor in K-State’s College of Agriculture where she teaches crop and landscape disease diagnostics to future horticulture industry professionals.


June 18, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Judy O’Mara