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.