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Turf & Ornamental Conference
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The Turf & Ornamental Conference offers a great chance to learn about topics that are important to the industry and network with your peers. Each participant will receive a handout folder with research-based publications relevant to your work. We are also planning a mini trade show to give you a chance to network with suppliers. This conference qualifies for 5 PCH CEUs.

When: Wednesday
8 am - 3 pm
Where: South Kemp & James Alley
Contact: Emelie Swackhamer

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8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration / Refreshments / Meet with Vendors

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session
Spotted Lanternfly & Thousand Cankers Disease: How do the quarantines affect you?
What are these problems and what does your business have to do to be in compliance? Is PDA watching for other pests and diseases?
John Shannon, Plant Inspector, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Sam Lovenwirth, Plant Inspector, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Keeping Pesticides Out of Groundwater
Kelly Lowery and Bill Riden, Pesticide Education, Penn State

Solutions to Landscape Dilemmas: The science behind management recommendations
Broadleaved weeds in landscape beds? Stiltgrass in lawns? Suckers on crabapples? A panel of industry representatives will share their knowledge of tough landscape problems. Send your dilemma ideas to Emelie Swackhamer at by Feb 1

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Famous Grange Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Ornamental Track | Surefire Trees: Then & Now
Some of our favorite landscape trees from the past are now under scrutiny for potential invasive qualities and new pest and disease pressure. This session should help you learn about better trees to choose from.
Dr. David Sanford, Associate Professor of Ornamental Horticulture, Penn State

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Turf Track | Turf Problems in 2015
Look back on turf problems that were prevalent last year. Weed, insect, disease and fertility management practices will be discussed.
Tanner Delvalle, Extension Educator, Penn State

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Labor Force Development for the Green Industry


This conference is eligible for 5 PCH CEUs

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