On March 20, 2012, an alfalfa stem nematode workshop will be held at the USDA Service Center in Emmett, Idaho. The Alfalfa Stem Nematode (ASN) is a nearly microscopic round work that enters the alfalfa plant. ASN is increasingly a concern to alfalfa in Idaho.
The workshop runs from 9am to 3pm at the USDA Service Center in Emmett, Idaho. You’ll learn about the symptoms and damage of ASN, the disease cycle, management, prevention, equipment sanitation to prevent spreading, and much more. Director of Product Development Don Miller, Ph.D will give a presentation on ASN. There will be displays and plant materials to view, and a dissecting scope to help show growers what nematodes actually look like.
Recertification credits will be offered, and lunch will be provided.
RSVP by March 6th, 2012 to the Gem Soil and Water Conservation District at 208-365-4212, ext. 3.