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Department to Host Boxwood Blight Training on March 14

Boxwood that has tested positive for boxwood blight.

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The department’s Plant Protection & Weed Management program will host a boxwood blight training seminar on March 14 at 10 a.m. at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, in Room 112. Boxwood blight, an exotic fungal disease, is a serious concern for Maryland’s nursery industry. Occurrence of this disease has been increasing in the nursery trade and beyond.

The training will include a discussion on boxwood blight management, biology, exterior quarantines imposed by other states for boxwood plants leaving Maryland, new developments, and current issues facing the disease.

This free training is limited to 50 participants. If there are fewer than 15 attendees registered by March 5, the training may be cancelled. To register, please contact the department’s Plant Protection & Weed Management program at ppwm.mda@maryland.gov or 410-841-5920.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Jason Schellhardt
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Megan Guilfoyle
Public Information Officer
Telephone: 410-841-5889

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