Piedmont Landscape and Green Industry 2021 Webinar Series

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In lieu of our annual, in-person conference, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Forsyth and Chatham County Centers are hosting a series of free, online webinars by NC State Extension faculty and staff, as well as industry experts. The webinars provide continuing education and re-certification credits for green industry professionals, including landscapers, grounds and turf managers, and greenhouse and nursery producers. Home gardeners and those that are involved in the management of HOA areas are also welcome to participate.

Schedule of Webinars

(Accessible via Zoom)

Note: To comply with N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and NC Landscape Contractor Licensing Board requirements for earning continuing education credits virtually, license holders will need to have a working video webcam so that we can monitor active participation.

Urban Invaders: Controlling Invasive Weeds

February 2, 2021, from 9–10 a.m.
Dr. Joe Neal, NC State University

Many invasive plant species have established themselves in urban green spaces. In this presentation, Dr. Neal will introduce some of the most common invasive plants found in urban landscapes and strategies for control.

Continuing Education Credits

NCDA&CS Pesticide: 1 D, H, I, L, N, X

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape

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Challenges for Cupressaceae in NC Landscapes

February 3, 2021, from 9–10 a.m.
Mike Munster, NC State University

This talk will focus on diseases, insects, and other issues of Cupressaceae in the landscape in North Carolina, with a focus on three of the big four: junipers, arborvitae, and Leyland cypress.

Continuing Education Credits

NCDA&CS Pesticide: 1 D, L, N, X

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape

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The Landscape Below Ground: Encouraging Plants to be Resilient

February 16, 2021, from 8–9 a.m.
Dr. Barbara Fair, NC State University

This presentation will explore the relationship between soil and plants. What do plants really need to thrive and be able to provide maximum benefits to our landscapes? What are we doing right now and what can we be doing differently? We will discuss research results and recommendations regarding the ideal “homemade” soil. Is it really ideal?

Continuing Education Credits

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape

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IPM for Scale Insects on Landscape Trees and Shrubs

February 17, 2021, at 9–10 a.m.
Dr. Steve Frank, NC State University

Dr. Frank will discuss an integrated pest management strategy for managing scale insects on trees and shrubs in the landscape.

Continuing Education Credits

NCDA Pesticide: 1 D, L, N, X

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape

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The Ins and Outs of Smart Irrigation Systems

February 19, 2021, from 11 a.m.–noon
Perry Jordan, Arbor Enterprises

Learn about the advantages and considerations of smart irrigation systems, which can adjust irrigation output according to weather, moisture, and other conditions. We’ll cover the basic requirements for smart irrigation systems (the need for WiFi signal, locating controllers, understanding modules and faceplates, etc), how to make predictable weather adjustments for optimum irrigation parameters, features of different smart irrigation vendors and brands, the costs and fees associated with these systems, and how to market the systems to clients.

Continuing Education Credits

NC ICLB: 1 (pending approval)

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Carolina Lawn Care

February 24, 2021, from  9–11 a.m.
Matt Lenhardt, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Iredell County Center

Learn how to properly fertilize and irrigate lawns in North Carolina, including nutrient requirements, how to prevent fertilizer from leaching into and polluting streams and rivers, proper fertilizer calculation, calibration, and application methods, as well as best irrigation and mowing practices.

Continuing Education Credits

NCDA Pesticide: 2 D, L, N, X

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape (pending approval)

REGISTER

Useful Links:

Lawns (NC Extension Gardener Handbook)

NC State TurfFiles

Tall Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar

Zoysia Lawn Maintenance Calendar

Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

Questions? Contact Matt Jones or Leslie Rose

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director.

Written By

Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
Updated on Jan 22, 2021
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