Information about First Detector for the National Plant Diagnostic Network First Detector Training

First Detectors:

Why be an NPDN First Detector

First Detectors Educators:
The GPDN has recorded and streamed all of the 2008 webinars. Some are available at
A list of the GPDN Seminar Series for 2008 is listed below.
The GPDN seminar series features presentations on subjects in plant pathology and entomology that are relevant to pest management specialists and diagnosticians. Contact Mary Burrows at 406-994-7766 or for more information.
GPDN Webinar Series 2008:  
To view the recorded seminars follow the links.
Speaker Affiliation Date Seminar Title Webinar Link
Dr. Don Mathre MT 01/23/2008 Dwarf Bunt and Karnal Bunt
Gary Adams, APHIS MT 01/23/2008 Regulatory Issues for Karnal Bunt  
Gerry Snyder KS 01/30/2008 Online First Detector Modules
Dr. Eric Rebek OK 02/06/2008 Emerald Ash Borer
Dr. Tom Isakeit TX 02/13/2008 Soybean Rust - The Texas Experience
Ronda Koski CO 02/20/2008 White Pine Blister Rust
Dr. Marie Langham SD 02/27/2008 Legume viruses: Identification and laboratory practices
Jim Kalisch NE 03/12/2008 Pyemotes Itch Mite  
James Obuya WY 03/19/2008 Rapid Diagnostics for Detecting Fungicide Resistance in Cercospora beticola
Neil Gudmestad ND 03/26/2008 Diagnostics for Potato Viruses
Mary Burrows MT 11/15/2008 Introduction to plant virus identification
Mary Burrows MT 11/15/2008 Techniques for identifying plant viruses