2019 Pest, Disease & Pollinator Workshop Wrap-Up

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On July 16th, SEMNLA members gathered at Ray Wiegand’s Nursery in Macomb, Michigan for an afternoon of learning, networking, fun, and dinner!

Our tour guides, Dr. Dave Smitley and Dr. Dave Roberts, took us on a walking tour of the nursery and garden center for an overall pest and disease update on perennials, shrubs, and trees in the landscape.

A feature of the workshop was a visit to Wiegand’s expanded and improved Butterfly House where we learned about a plethora of native species and heard an update on Butterfly-friendly and Beefriendly Nursery and Greenhouse plants that protect pollinators in urban habits. Our appreciation goes to Erma Rhadigan for sharing her passion for pollinators.