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Spring Kickoff for Landscapers: UMass Extension's Landscape Education Day

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
TownePlace Suites

Sustainable landscaping uses multiple management strategies that seek to reduce negative impacts on the environment while maintaining aesthetically pleasing landscapes. Learn about effective pest management strategies and practices that provide beautiful and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers. Topics include: updates about winter moth and gypsy moth and successes with using biological control; attracting birds in designed landscapes; effective strategies for managing landscape weeds; and taming the top 10 troublesome diseases of woody landscape plants.

Pesticide & Professional Credits

4 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 36, and Applicators License available.

Association credits: 4.75 ISA, 1 MCH and 2 MCLP credits.

Registration

Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $110/$99 per person for three or more registrations from the same company (10% discount), includes lunch.

To pay by CHECK or with a PO (there is an additional price reduction to encourage payment by check - see form for amounts): To pay using a CREDIT CARD:

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Go to
https://umasscafe.irisregistration.com/Form/kickoff2019

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 AM Attendee Check-In
9:00 -9:50 AM Updates About Winter Moth and Gypsy Moth and Successes with Using Biological Control
Dr. Joe Elkinton, Professor of Entomology, Department of Environment, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
During the last few years, gypsy moth and winter moth have been major problematic pests of trees in Massachusetts.  Dr. Joe Elkinton and his research team have been doing research on how to manage these two destructive pests. In this presentation, Dr. Elkinton will provide an update on the status of gypsy moth and winter moth in Massachusetts and discuss the successes with using biocontrol to manage them.
9:50 -10:00 AM Break
10:00 – 11:00 AM Updates About Winter Moth and Gypsy Moth and Successes with Using Biological Control, continued...
Dr. Joe Elkinton, Professor of Entomology, Department of Environment, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
11:00 -11:15 AM Break
11:15 -12:15 PM Attracting Birds in Designed Landscapes
Joann Vieira, Former Director of Horticulture, Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Attracting birds in designed landscapes can improve human experience of managed landscapes. In this presentation, Joann will discuss survival needs of birds in every season, and plants and features that can enhance the habitat and attract birds into managed landscapes.
12:15 – 1:00 PM Lunch (provided) and networking
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Effective Strategies for managing landscape weeds
Randy Prostak, Weed Specialist, UMass Extension 

This presentation will include identification of most important landscape weeds and a discussion on most effective management strategies to manage weeds in managed landscapes.

2:00 – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 – 3:15 PM Taming the Top 10 Troublesome Diseases of Woody Landscape Plants
Nicholas J. Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, UMass Extension
In this presentation, Nick will discuss diagnosis of major diseases of trees and shrubs in managed landscapes and provide tips on the most effective approaches to manage these diseases.
3:15 Credits & Adjourn
Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's phone: 
(413) 545-0895
Contact's email: 
Location: 
50 Rosebrook Place
Wareham, MA 02571
50 Rosebrook Place Wareham MA