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2020 Southwest Regional Workshop

January 29th

11:30 am Participants arrive, store luggage
11:30 – 12:15 pm Welcome / introduction to the Sentinel Plant Network (Dickinson Family Education Conservatory)
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch and icebreaker exercise
1:30 – 3:00 pm Plant Diagnostics 101 Lecture
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 5:00 pm Breakout Sessions
Group A: Sharpening Observation Skills Walk
Group B: Plant Diagnostics 102 (Ecke Building)
5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner (Dickinson Family Education Conservatory)
6:30 - 7:30 pm Regional Updates and Emerging Threats
7:30 pm Caravan to Hotel

January 30th

TBD am Breakfast at hotel
7:30 – 8:00 am Caravan to host garden, store luggage
8:00 – 9:00 am Emerging threats, Part II
9:00 – 9:30 am Scouting alerts, monitoring aids and training resources; accessing the expertise of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) and the Sentinel Plant Network’s sample submission protocols
9:30 – 9:45 am Break
9:45 – 11:30 am Breakout Sessions
Group A: Plant Diagnostics 102
Group B: Sharpening Observation Skills: Signs & Symptoms Walk
11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 pm NPDN’s chain of communication and working with regulatory officials
1:00 – 2:30 pm Spreading the word on significant pest threats
2:30 – 3:00 pm First Detector Network; Expectations of member gardens; Q & A
3:00 pm Participants depart