winter hort web series


Winter Hort Webinar Series: Plant Focus on California Privet

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Getting Privy to Privet: A Primer on Pests and Pathogens

Margery Daughtrey, Plant Pathologist, Cornell University, LIHREC

Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Mina Vescera, Nursery/Landscape Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Description: With all the miles and acres of California privet in Long Island landscapes and production, it’s no wonder this plant has its share of pests and diseases—it’s a bit fussy to its environment as well! This presentation will introduce attendees to the classification of Ligustrum species, distinguishing it from invasive look-alikes, and understanding abiotic disorders such as symptoms caused by poor drainage, compaction, and fertility issues. Insect and mite pests in production and landscape and their management will be reviewed with both conventional and organic options covered; examples include but are not limited to: hort oil and insecticidal soap for privet rust mite and scale, and Spinosad for privet thrips , and ‘Power-washing’(for scales) Similarly, disease management for both production and landscape will be discussed.

Virtual webinar using Zoom (links and instructions will be provided upon registration)

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$65 for the entire series or $25 for each. No refunds.


Mina Vescera
Nursery and Landscape Specialist


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Last updated February 23, 2021