Dr. Alicyn Smart, DPM, plant pathologist, and Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Center at University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Orono. Submitted photo

Camden Garden Club’s Winter Horticulture Series continues with a presentation on plant diseases at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, hosted by Camden Public Library on Zoom. Please email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to attend.

Identifying and Treating Plant Diseases in Midcoast Maine will be presented by Dr. Alicyn Smart, DPM, plant pathologist, and Director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Center at University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Orono. Dr. Smart performs diagnostics on plants that are submitted to the Insect and Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab. She identifies diseases present and provides recommendations for managing those diseases. This service is available at no charge to Maine residents. Through her work she pinpoints areas where research in plant pathology is needed, and carries out research to better aid in disease identification and management.

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org or contact [email protected]