July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Have you ever heard that a healthy plant is resistant to insects or that a stressed plant is more susceptible? Plant vigor and plant stress are commonly blamed for pest outbreaks but the research on this topic is not as clear cut. In this webinar, Dr. David Held (Landscape Entomologist, Auburn University) will explain the ideas of plant vigor and plant stress and how we expect plant feeding insects and mites respond to it. We will also explore how different groups of plant feeding insects (borers, sap-suckers, leaf chewers) respond to different states of plant health. This is a don’t miss webinar if you’ve ever used plant stress or vigor as a reason for a pest outbreak in woody plants.
Speaker: David Held, PhD – Professor of Entomology, Auburn University
1 CEU with live broadcast.