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Chatham Landscape Conference

The 2016 Chatham Landscape Conference was held February 2 at the Chatham County Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. Over 100 landscapers and grounds managers from the region attended. Speaker’s slides and resources from the workshop have been posted online: click here

AGENDA
The theme for this year’s landscape conference is “Growing Greener”. All sessions focus on practices and methods landscape, nursery and turf professionals can implement to minimize negative impacts on the environment, wildlife and human health.

MORNING SESSION: 8:00 – 11:45 a.m. – REGISTRATION FULL
Pesticide recertification credits approved: 3 hrs subclasses L, N, D, X
Certified Landscape Contractor credits approved: 3 hours

  • 8:00 – 8:15     Sign In, Welcome, Coffee and Refreshments
  • 8:15 – 9:15     Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management StrategiesDr. Charles  Peacock, NCSU Crop Science
  • 9:15 – 9:30     Break
  • 9:30 – 10:30   Assessing and Managing Tree Risk to Scale Insect  Infestations, Dr. Steve Frank, NCSU Entomology
  • 10:30-11:30   Alternatives to Traditional Herbicides for Landscape Weed  Management, Dr. Joe Neal, NCSU Horticulture
  • 11:30-11:45   Questions, Evaluation, CEU credits

AFTERNOON SESSION, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. – REGISTRATION FULL
Pesticide recertification credits approved: 2 hrs ALL subclasses except P & V
Certified Landscape Contractor credits approved: 2 hours

Landscape professionals have a tremendous opportunity to protect and sustain native pollinators and honey bees. Managed landscapes can provide vital foraging habitat for pollinators if the right plants are planted and pesticides are used carefully and thoughtfully. Attend this session to learn how you can minimize pesticide impacts and create valuable foraging habitat for pollinators within urban landscapes.

  • 1:00 – 1:15     Sign in
  • 1:15 – 2:15     Enhancing Landscape Habitat to Support Pollinators and Beneficial Insects, Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Chatham County Center
  • 2:15 – 2:25     Break
  • 2:25 – 3:25     Minimizing the Impact of Pesticides on Pollinators, Charlotte Glen, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Chatham County Center
  • 3:25 – 3:30     Wrap up and evaluation, CEU credits

Questions?
Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email: extension.programs@chathamnc.org