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Pesticide, Landscape Contractor, and Arborist CEUs available across the region in 2024!

Extension Agents from Moore, Chatham, Randolph, and Lee Counties have coordinated a series of events that offer continuing education credits for pesticide applicators, landscape contractors, certified arborists, green industry professionals, and anyone interested in these topics. Click the name of the conference or event for more details and registration information.

greenhouse construction with students

Sandhills Turf and Ornamental Conference – Moore County – Thursday, February 8th, 2024

Moore County Agricultural Center 707 Pinehurst Ave. Carthage, NC

Topics include:

  • Extension Resources – Savanah Laur, N.C. Cooperative Extension
  • Ailing Arborvitae and Languishing Leylands: Diagnosing Problems with Cupressaceae in North Carolina Landscapes  – Mike Munster, NC State Univ.
  • Soil Prep for Landscapers  – Dr. Barb Fair, NC State Univ.
  • Climate Change and Tree Species Selection  – Dr. Barb Fair, NC State Univ.
  • Scales Affecting Woody Ornamentals  – Dr. Steve Frank, NC State Univ.
  • Aquatic Plant Identification and Management – Andrew Howell, NC State Univ.

Chatham Landscape and Green Industry Conference – Chatham County – Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center 1192 US 64 W Business Pittsboro, NC

Topics include:

  • Extension Resources and Perennials as Shrub Alternatives – Matt Jones and Amanda Wilkins, N.C. Cooperative Extension
  • A Little Rot or A Lot of Rot Means It’s Time to See the Doctor – Dr. Barb Fair, NC State Univ.
  • Organic Lawn Care  – Dr. Grady Miller, NC State Univ.
  • Moles and Voles: Identification and Control in the Home Landscape – Marshall Warren, N.C. Cooperative Extension
  • Trees and the Urban World Collide!- Travis Black, Bartlett Tree Care
  • Understanding Pesticide Labels – Tyler Harran, NC Dept. of Agriculture

Greenhouse Growers Symposium – Randolph County

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

(SAVE THE DATE – details and website pending) North Carolina Zoo 4403 Zoo Parkway Asheboro, NC

Topics include:

  • Phytophthora Root Rot Management and Trials – Inga Meadows, NC State Univ.
  • Panel Discussion on Biocontrol in Greenhouses
    Moderator: Cody Craddock, N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Guests: Mark Yelanich, Metrolina Greenhouses
    Stacey Jones, N.C. Cooperative Extension
    Joseph Brannan, Kopperts Greenhouses
  • Nutrient Management and Testing in Greenhouses – Brad Thompson, NC Dept. of Agriculture
  • Tour of NC Zoo Horticulture Department