The monthly meeting of the Houston Rose Society this month is on GoToMeetings. This is a free program. The public is welcome.

September 8, 2022, starting at 7:00 pm:
This is a Virtual Only Meeting
    Chemical Safety - It's Everybody's Business
    Speaker: Mark Windham, Ph.D.

This year, we have seen extreme temperatures in the Houston area along with pests, fungal diseases like powdery mildew and viruses such as rose rosette disease. While some rosarians use an organic gardening approach there are many of us who need to understand the proper precautions and actions required while using chemical products.

We are fortunate to have Mark Windham, Ph.D. discuss chemical safety with us. Dr. Windham is a recently retired Distinguished Professor of Ornamental Pathology, University of Tennessee - Knoxville. His research focus has been on diseases of ornamental plants with the majority of his time focused on Rose Rosette Disease, the most destructive ornamental disease in the USA. Dr. Windham's Graduate Program Concentration has been on Sustainable Disease and Integrated Pest Management Systems. His Ph.D. in Plant Pathology is from North Carolina State University and his M.S. & B.S. Degrees in Plant Pathology and Weed Science is from Mississippi State University.

Chemical Safety is a continuing education requirement for ARS Consulting Rosarians. All Consulting Rosarians who attend this virtual meeting will receive one hour of credit. CRs will be required to email Suzanne Gilbert at prior to the meeting with their email address and screen name used on GoTo Meeting and also include the name of their rose society in order to receive credit.

This is a virtual meeting Please join us on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT from your computer, tablet or smartphone at If you are new to GoTo Meeting, get the app now and be ready when you first meeting starts at:

To read about past programs of the Houston Rose Society, click here.

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