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Spring Kickoff for Landscapers: Sustainable Landscapes Management

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
TownPlace Suites

Sustainable landscapes are not only environmentally sound but they can also be functional, maintainable and aesthetically pleasing. Come join us to learn ways to make your landscape greener and sustainable. Topics will include: designing pollinator friendly landscapes, including native shrubs in the landscape, sustainable management of invasive plants in the landscape, managing insect pests of trees and shrubs sustainably, sustainable management of common diseases of perennials in the landscape.


Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $100/$90 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount), includes lunch. Online registrations will be charged a nominal processing fee.

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8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 -10:00 AM Designing Pollinator Friendly Landscapes
Annie White, PhD. Lecturer, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Vermont
10:00 – 11:00 AM Including Native Shrubs in the Landscape
Jessica Lubell, PhD. Associate Professor, Horticulture
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Connecticut Extension
11:00 -11:15 AM Break
11:15 -12:15 PM Sustainable Management of Common Diseases of Perennials in the Landscape
Angela Madeiras PhD., UMass Extension Plant Pathologist
12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch (provided)
1:15 – 2:15 PM Managing Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs
Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist
2:15 – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 – 3:30 PM Management of Invasive Plants in the Landscape
Randy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist

Pesticide & Professional Credits

Three pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 36, and Applicators License available; valid for equivalent categories in all New England states.

ISA, MCA, MCH, MCLP and AOLCP credit has been requested.

Contact's name: 
Geoffrey Njue
Contact's phone: 
508-295-2212 x 47
Contact's email: 
50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571
50 Rosebrook Place Wareham MA