Rockwood Park Backyard Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30pm
* Educational Segment:
Show & Tell – Members will display and explain several items of interest
* Speaker: Lady Spirit Moon will present Dr. Don Huber’s slide show presentation. See below:
Dr. Don Huber – Emeritus Professor, Purdue University, Plant Pathology.
Don received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Idaho (1957, 1959), a Ph-D from Michigan State University (1963), and is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He joined at the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology at Purdue University in 1971. His agricultural research the past 50 years has focused on the epidemiology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens with emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and physiology of host-parasite relationships. Dr. Huber is an active scientific reviewer; international research cooperator with projects in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, and Russia.
He is internationally recognized for his expertise in the development of nitrification inhibitors to improve the efficiency of N fertilizers; interactions of the form of nitrogen, manganese and other nutrients in disease; herbicide-nutrient-disease interactions; techniques for rapid microbial identification; and cultural control of plant diseases. Dr. Huber teaches courses on anti-crop bioterrorism and serves as a consultant on biological weapons of mass destruction and emerging diseases.
His work is vital to human and pollinator survival.
* Questions & Answer Time
ell – RPBBA members are welcome to show and sell
their Bee-Wares to other members and visitors
such as honey, soap, lip balm, candles, pottery, etc. before and after our meeting.
See you there!
REMINDER: RPBBA Monthly Meetings at Rockwood Park Nature Center at 6:30 PM, every 2nd Monday of the month.
On behalf of your 2016 Officers:
President – Richard Tuohy
VP – Paul Edens
Secretary – Jody Conway
Treasurer – Theo Hartmann