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Speaker: Janna Beckerman, PhD, Professor at Purdue

Session Title:  Stop the Rot: What You Can't See Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

Friday, July 9  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Description:  What you can't see can hurt your bottom line! This talk focuses on several diseases that impact hemp, providing a brief overview on how to distinguish between and diagnose the more common cannabis disease problems, followed by key strategies to manage these problems. These strategies will integrate different tactics (e.g., sanitation, cultural and chemical controls) for outdoor and greenhouse grown hemp to help you Stop the Rot. 

Level: Intermediate        Type: Diagnostics

Janna Beckerman, PhD, 

Professor at Purdue University 

Janna Beckerman is a professor and extension plant pathologist specializing in diseases of horticultural crops at Purdue University. Her research and extension programs cover everything from apples to hemp to zinnia, and she teaches a graduate level course on “Plant Disease Diagnosis”. She has developed five apps on plant pest diagnosis that are available in the iTunes and Google Play stores, and can be found at www.purdueplantdoctor.com

Purdue Agricultural Economics Department

Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Department covers a wide array of issues from development, trade, macroeconomics policy implications, agribusiness, production and consumption all the way to environmental and resource issues. Here in Ag Econ, we pride ourselves in our top-notch research, quality teaching and committed Extension. We also house some outstanding centers: the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP), the Center for Food and Agricultural Business (CAB), the Center for Commercial Agriculture (CCA) and many more.

Purdue Extension .... Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory
Purdue Extension offers research-based information and expertise to millions of Hoosiers — linking the research performed at Purdue University to innovative lifelong learning opportunities in all 92 counties. Our Educators, Specialists, and volunteers tailor programs at the county level to offer practical, relevant solutions to regional issues and improve the quality of life for current and future generations. They also partner with key decision-makers, organizations, businesses, and schools to develop, implement, and sustain these programs, in addition to providing community resources and expertise. We’re part of the Cooperative Extension Service, one of the nation’s largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. This network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture serves U.S. communities and counties in four program areas: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Health & Human Sciences, Community Development, and 4-H Youth Development.

The Purdue University Plant and Pest Diagnostic Laboratory works to diagnose plant diseases and identify insects, plants and weeds and other plant and pest problems. This service is provided for the specialists and county extension educators of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and Purdue University's research faculty, staff, and students as well as for private businesses and citizens of Indiana.

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