Penn State Cooperative Extension will be holding a professional seminar/pest walk, on Thursday, July 22, focusing on insects, diseases and their control on landscape plants and turfgrass areas. The meeting will be held at East Stroudsburg University, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Pesticide applicator credits have been assigned for the course – seven category credits – categories six (five credits), seven (one credit), 18 or 23 (seven credits), 22 (five credits) and core (two credits).

A hands-on view of plant insects and diseases via a pest walk will be conducted on the university grounds by Kim Miller, plant inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. She will be reviewing insects and diseases of plants along with their life cycles and management.

Other topics that will be discussed include: Tick and Lyme Disease Update by Jacqui Hakim and Michael Pula, Monroe County Vector Control; Pest and Disease Resistant Plants by Linda Wiles, Penn State Extension; Pesticide Sprayer Calibration by Dave Messersmith, Penn State Extension; and Establishing Natural Lawns and Turf by Rich Tredigo, North Slope Farms.

Registration is required and must be returned by July 15, to Monroe County Cooperative Extension, 724 Phillips St., Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Copies of the registration form are available online at http://monroe.extension.psu.edu/ [1], or can be requested from the Penn State Extension Office in Monroe County at (570) 421-6430.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.