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Desert Institute of Gardening: What’s Wrong With My Plants?

May 13 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm MST

Learn the basics of plant problem diagnosis to help your landscape and garden thrive.

Public Ticket price: $20

Certified Master Gardener & Associate Members: $10

Class Description:

The discussion will center on the essential elements of plant problem diagnosis with examples from the more common plant problems seen in low desert gardens and landscapes. These will include insect, disease, environmental, and mechanical problems. Please come and learn more about the challenges our plants face and how to not only identify them but also to determine what can be done to solve them.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define a plant problem correctly is the key to success
  • Understand how the Balance of Energy within the plant is essential to its overall health and viability
  • Learn to recognize and correctly identify a few common low desert plant problems
  • Apply diagnostic process and its application

Presented by Pinal County Extension Agent Richard Gibson

Rick is an agricultural educator whose interests are in Commercial Horticulture, Gardens and Landscapes and Agricultural Issues Programming. These factors include biotic pests such as weeds, insects, and diseases; and abiotic effects such as water shortages, fertilizers, and economic pressures. Richard is the County Extension Director, Pinal County, University of Arizona, Casa Grande, AZ.


U of AZ Cooperative Extension- Maricopa County Master Gardener Program


University of Arizona Cooperative Extension- Maricopa County
4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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