Shreveport, LA– The American Rose Center, the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association and the American Rose Society and Gulf District of the ARS will host a Rose Rosette Disease Symposium on September 28, 2018. Because this disease has been confirmed in the Shreveport-Bossier area, we want rose growers to know how to identify and treat their roses should they suspect this devastating disease.
9:00 a.m.: Welcome
Dr. Mark Wilson, Regional Horticulture Agent, LSU AgCenter and
Dr. Patrick Colyer, LSU AgCenter
9:15 a.m.: How to identify Rose rosette disease and its current distribution in Louisiana
Dr. Raj Singh, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist
10:00 a.m.: Rose Rosette Disease Research Update and US Distribution and History
Dr. Mark Windham, University of Tennessee plant pathologist
10:45 a.m.: Break
11:00 a.m.: Rose Care
Dr. Allen Owings, Gulf District Director, American Rose Society
11:45 a.m.: Panel discussion(Q & A)
12:15 p.m.: Adjourn
The symposium is open to general public, master gardeners, landscape professionals, extension personnel, and specialists.