Sunday, October 5, 2008

Delaware Ornamental and Turf Workshop

The following is information on the upcoming Delaware Ornamental and Turf Workshop.

2008 Delaware Ornamental and Turf Workshop

Date: Wed., November 12, 2008
Time: Starts at 8:30 AM ends with a tour of the Sandford School's green roof (tour departs at 3:00).
Place: Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin, DE
Lunch: Will be provided
Credits: 3 Pesticide Application Recertification Credits available for Delaware, Credits also available for ISA, PA, NJ, MD, 1.75 Nutrient Management Credits
Registration: The registration form can be printed off from this site: Deadline is November 5.
Sponsors: Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Come spend the day at the Delaware Ornamental and Turf Workshop. Hear the latest in turf and landscape concepts from experts in the field. Improve your skills, increase your knowledge and earn valuable pesticide credits.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:45 Green Roofs. Ed Snodgrass, Emory Knoll Farms, Inc., Plants ideally suited for green roofs and the process of installation.

9:45 -10:45 Bringing Nature Home. Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware, Doug will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes, emphasize the benefits of designing gardens with these roles in mind, and explore the consequences of failing to do so.

10:45 -11:00 Break

11:00 -11:30 What to plant in place of Bradford Pear (and lots of other invasives). Dr. Susan Barton, University of Delaware

11:30 -12:00 Why a Living Roof made Sense for Sanford School. John Emery, Sanford School

12:00 -12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 1:20 Sustainable Landscape Practices: A Panel Discussion
-Jim Short, DNREC;
-Ed Snodgrass, Emory Knoll Farms;
-Cameron Marcelle & Aaron Jackson, Tunnell Companies;
-Steve Castorani, North Creek Nurseries, Gateway Garden Center
Learn what these companies are doing to promote sustainability.

1:20 - 2:10 Herbicides in the Landscape: Beyond the Cookbook. Art Grover, Penn State University, Art will discuss the responsible use of herbicides. The right product, timing, and
quantity are the key to the overall reduction of herbicide use.

2:10 - 3:00 If Turf Could Talk. Gordon Johnson, University of Delaware, Understanding turf, and its needs, from the grasses’ point of view.

3:00 - 3:45 Departure for tour of Sanford School’s Green Roof.

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