3rd International Boxwood Summit

Third International Summit on Boxwood Challenges

The National Agriculture Library Main Reading Room USDA-ARS, 10301 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705

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The American Boxwood Society invites you to the Third International Summit on Boxwood Challenges. The daylong seminar will be held at the USDA Library in Beltsville MD on February 19, 2020. The seminar will include two topics with the morning session covering the Boxwood Tree Moth and the afternoon will be centered on the Boxwood Blight. Speakers from both the US and abroad will be presenting promising new research that provides opportunities to overcome these threats. Topics and speakers include:

BOXWOOD TREE MOTH
The basics about the Boxwood Tree Moth – Audrey Bras, France
Living with the Boxwood Tree Moth- Chris Poole, EBTS UK
Possible ways to stop the Boxwood Tree Moth – Rich Cowles
Conn. Agricultural Experiment Station Boxwood Tree Moth in Canada – Current Status and Future

BOXWOOD BLIGHT
Best Management Practices for Boxwood Blight – Mary Ann Hansen
Virginia Cooperative Extension Breeding for Bight Tolerance -Fred Gouker
USDA-ARS Fungicides and Blight -Marc Cubeta
North Carolina State University Boxwood Renovation-Andrea Filippone
F2 Environmental Design Winning the Blight Fight – One Project at a Time – Chuan Hong, Virginia Tech and Margery Daughtry, Cornell University

This is a great opportunity to advertise to your colleagues! Attendees include professionals from the Nursery and Landscaping industry, Cooperative Extension Services, The American Boxwood Society and many others. For sponsorship opportunities, further information or questions, please contact Tootie Rinker, ABS Executive Director at amboxwoodsociety@gmail.com.

Note:
As EBTS UK is giving one of the talks at the conference, there will be extensive coverage on the topics covered at the event, both on the website in the weeks after and in the 2020 edition of Topiarius.