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Speaker: Ann Chase, Owner at Chase Agricultural Consulting

Session: How to Put Together Effective Programs for Foliar Diseases of Greenhouse Ornamentals

 Sunday, July 11  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Description:  How do you create an effective program to control foliar diseases in the greenhouse? In this session, we will start with diagnostic clues to tell them apart, review cultural controls, and cover the best FRAC groups for different diseases. Also included are some example programs for diseases such as botrytis, powdery mildew, and downy mildew. 

Level: Intermediate        Type: Diagnostics

Session Title: Where Did That Come From? Disease Control in Propagation

Monday, July 12  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Description:  Are you buying your disease problems with the unrooted cuttings, seed, or liners you bring into production? This session will cover the most common diseases that come from propagation areas, how to check new plant material for early symptoms, and how to prevent losses. We will also highlight the best approaches to use to minimize diseases as well as fungicides and biopesticides. 

Level: Progressive           Type: Diagnostics

Ann Chase

Owner at Chase Agricultural Consulting 

Dr. Ann Chase graduated from the University of California at Riverside with a PhD from the Department of Plant Pathology in 1979.  She was Professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida Central Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center from 1979 until 1993. Ann started Chase Horticultural Research in February 1994.  The business conducted contract research, diagnostics, consulting, and training through talks and writing on diseases of ornamentals. Chase Agricultural Consulting was opened in December 2011 specializing in educating and consulting with growers and suppliers in ornamentals as well as select agricultural crops.  They continue to produce the monthly newsletter Chase Digest (formerly Chase News) as well as Ask Ann for quick consultations on disease ID and control.  Dr. Chase co-authored “Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials” and "Bedding Plant Disease and Pest Compendium" with Margery Daughtrey and Dr. Raymond Cloyd which was published in 2018.

Practical Solutions for Growers
Chase Agricultural Consulting really enjoys bringing you the latest information on plant diseases. We thought a blog site would fit our goal of more dynamic interactions to solve your problems faster and more effectively. Please check regularly as we will be changing and adding new content. We want to hear from you!

Ask Ann—Our Ask Ann service is a digital diagnostic service in which you can send digital images, talk with Ann directly or email. You receive a customized report of your diagnosis, this service is based on “Time”. We offer: 2hrs, 4hrs & 8hrs, all of which Ann keeps track of. You can order now by clicking on the Ask Ann tab at the top of the home page. Some of the benefits are: No hassle of physically sending in plant samples (cost savings), personal contact with Dr. Chase, Fast answers – 1 day turn around, customized control strategy, usually less than 2hr answer response to request, no expiration date.

On site consulting—On site consulting services are custom designed.   Ann schedules a visit to your location, troubleshoots for plant disease problems and helps you get set up with a customized control strategy.  Some clients also like to set up presentations during a visit for training.

Training—Need to train your sales staff?  We offer customized training at your facility,   where we can show them what to look for with all the different plant diseases and integrated strategies for the best control.  We specialize in practical solutions including cultural, biological and conventional chemical control for diseases.

Address:   18 E. Irvine Rd Phoenix AZ 85086
Email:  Mike@chaseresearch.net     Contact:   Ann Chase
Phone:  (928) 274-5077   FAX: 


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