2022 Chatham Landscape and Green Industry Webinar Series

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In lieu of our annual, in-person conference, N.C. Cooperative Extension  – Chatham County Center is hosting a series of free, online webinars by NC State Extension staff and local industry experts. The webinars provide continuing education and recertification credits for green industry professionals, including landscapers, grounds and turf managers, and greenhouse and nursery producers. Home gardeners and those 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.

Top Landscape Turf Insects of 2021

February 2, 2022, from 9–11 a.m.
Dr. Terri Billeisen, NC State University

This session will cover fall armyworm and fire ant identification, scouting techniques, and options for management. Other important turf insects and management approaches will also be discussed.

Continuing Education Credits

NCDA&CS Pesticide: 2 L, N, D, X

NC LCLB: 2 Landscape


Landscape Business Problem Solving

February 16, 2022, from 9–10 a.m.
Paige Moody, Arbor Enterprises

This webinar will cover problems in your business such as collections, warranty issues, cash flow, and labor shortages, as well as other business problem-solving techniques.

Continuing Education Credits

NC LCLB: 1 Business


Spotted Lanternfly Update

February 23, 2022, at 9–10 a.m.
Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative Extension

The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive invasive insect first found in the US in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since then, it has moved north and south in various ways. The most recent finding in Carrol County, Virginia, has Spotted Lanternfly knocking on our door. This presentation will update you on the latest information, help you know what to watch for and what to do if you think you have found one.

Continuing Education Credits

NCDA Pesticide: 1 L, N, O, D, X

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape

ISA: 1 Certified Arborist (Pending Approval)


Identification and Management of Common Invasive Plant Species

February 23, 2022, from 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative Extension

This webinar covers the fundamentals of invasive plant species and why they can be problematic in landscape and natural settings. We will highlight anatomical features helpful for identification, and recommended control strategies for some of the most common species.

Continuing Education Credits

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

NC LCLB: 1 Landscape


NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sexual identity (including pregnancy), and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating. Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919.542.8202, ginger_cunningham@ncsu.edu, or in person at the County Extension Office at least 30 days prior to the event.