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Fall Wrap-Up

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Event location: 
Sturbridge Host Hotel

Join our UMass Extension Specialists for a look at the challenges and problems of the 2019 season.
Topics on woody ornamentals in the morning session include: Eastern White Pine Health and Other Woody Plant Diseases Observed in 2019; Managing Tough Landscape Weeds; and the Year In Review of Troublesome Insect and Mite Pests of Woody Plants.
Turf topics in the afternoon session include: Turf Weeds Your Program Is Likely To Miss; What We Saw In The Plant Diagnostic Lab in 2019; and Selecting Grasses to Reduce Pest Pressure and Pesticide Use.

Attendees can choose to attend either the morning or afternoon sessions, or the entire day.

CREDITS

Morning Session ONLY: 3 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 36 or Applicators License. Association credits: 3 ISA, 1 MCA, 1 MCLP, and 1 MCH.
Afternoon Session ONLY: 3 pesticide contact hours for categories 37 or Applicators License. Association credits: 1 MCLP and 1 MCH.
ENTIRE DAY: 6 for Applicators License; 3 pesticide contact hours for categories 29, 36, or 37. Association credits: 3 ISA, 1 MCA, 2 MCLP, and 2 MCH.

REGISTRATION

Cost: $75 Half-day; $95 Full-day

Approval pending for reimbursement through the Workforce Training Fund Express Grants Program.

To pay by check: Complete the printable registration form and return by mail.

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AGENDA

8:00    Registration & check-in

MORNING SESSION: WOODY ORNAMENTAL LANDSCAPE TOPICS

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am

Eastern White Pine Health and Other Woody Plant Diseases Observed in 2019 Dr. Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist
This presentation will discuss the ongoing health issues facing eastern white pine along with other prominent woody plant diseases observed in the UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab this year. When possible, appropriate management techniques will also be discussed.

Managing Tough Landscape Weeds - Randy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist
This presentation will help landscape professionals manage difficult to control landscape weeds. Strategies for management of common hard-to-control weeds and invasive plants will be discussed.

Year in Review of Troublesome Insect and Mite Pests of Woody Plants Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist
Identification and understanding insect behavior and life cycles is critical to effective insect management. This presentation will address several troublesome insect pests of woody plants observed in 2019 and the most effective management strategies where applicable. Notable, widespread curiosities seen in 2019 will also be mentioned. 

11:30 – 12:30    LUNCH  (on your own for those attending the entire day)

 

AFTERNOON SESSION: TURF TOPICS

Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Turf Weeds Your Program is Likely to MissRandy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist
The one-program-fits-all turf weed management approach commonly results in a few weeds not being successfully controlled. Effective management strategies for these difficult to control weeds will be the focus of this discussion.

What We Saw in the Plant Diagnostic Lab in 2019 - Dr. Angela Madeiras, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist 
This session will take a look at some of the turf disease samples seen in the UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab this year. Disease diagnosis and management will also be discussed.

Selecting Grasses to Reduce Pest Pressure and Pesticide Use Jason Lanier, UMass Extension Turf Specialist
Turfgrass selection decisions are among the most important that a turf manager makes. Learn how to match different grass species with factors such as site conditions and turf use in order to reduce the potential for pest damage, lower inputs, and produce more attractive and functional turf surfaces.
 

Contact's name: 
Ellen Weeks
Contact's phone: 
413-545-0895
Contact's email: 
Location: 
366 Main St
Sturbridge, MA 01566
366 Main St Sturbridge MA