Rose Rosette Disease has spread through North Texas having a negative effect on our ability to grow healthy roses. This conference, provided for homeowners and casual gardeners, will focus on the Best Management Practices to enable you to continue to grow roses and minimize losses from Rose Rosette Disease.
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 9:00 Am to 10:30 am – doors open at 8:30 AM
Where: City of Allen – City Council Chambers, Allen city hall, 305 Century parkway, allen, tx 75013
Mark Windham – Professor and Distinguished Chair in Ornamental Pathology at the University of Tennessee. He has recently finished a six year study on foliar disease resistance in roses. Mark is also a member of the Board of Directors for the National Clean Plant Network for Roses (NCPNR). Currently Mark is working with the American Rose Society to develop a best management plan for Rose Rosette. He is also the consulting rosarian for the Beall Family Rose Garden on the University of Tennessee’s campus.
Pam Smith – Parks Landscape Manager for the City of Farmers Branch. Pam oversees Farmer Branch’s vast array of Rose Gardens, including a number of rose trial and research gardens. In all she cares for thousands of roses of over 500 different varieties. She will tell us how she maintains such an extensive collection of roses to minimize losses to Rose Rosette Disease.
Free Rose Rosette Educational Materials will be provided by the Collin County Rose Society and The Collin County Master Gardeners.