Cooperative Extension, DNLA to hold Summer Turf and Nursery Expo Aug. 16

August 1, 2012 under CANR News

Horticulture industry professionals are invited to attend the 2012 Summer Turf and Nursery Expo held at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 8:15 a.m.-3:35 p.m.

The program is organized by Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association (DNLA) and will feature guest speakers, a choice of workshop subjects and an opportunity for industry professionals to earn Maryland and Delaware continuing education credits in Nutrient Management, ISA and Pesticide recertification. It is an opportunity for those in the green industry to increase knowledge and improve skills.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, August 8. Registration fees apply and the cost is $40 for DNLA members and $55 for non-DNLA members. Registration after August 8 and walk in registration will cost $60.

“Events such as this are great forums for education and networking among fellow green industry professionals,” says Valann Budischak, Cooperative Extension agent for UD’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and executive director of the DNLA. “This is the third time this event has been held in Sussex County and the first at the Carvel Center.”

Tracy Wootten, Sussex County horticulture agent for UD Cooperative Extension, is excited to be able to offer local arborist’s training. “It’s a great opportunity for ISA recertification here in Sussex,” Wootten said. “Participants will have many opportunities to see demonstrations and live specimens that will improve identification of problems in the landscape and see beneficial insects at work.”

Topics include:

  • Transportation Regulations,
  • Laws & Safety,
  • Pest & Beneficial Insect Walk,
  • Soil Health
  • Intermediate Wall and Raised Patio Construction
  • Business Planning
  • Safe Tree Removal
  • Proper Pruning Techniques and
  • Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) Plant ID Challenge & Potential Pests.

For a full agenda, visit the Carvel Research and Education Center website.

Download the Summer Turf and Nursery brochure here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. See brochure link above for more information.

Additional questions should be direction to Valann Budischack at (888) 448-1203.

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