WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
9:30 AM – 4:50 PM
Provided by NC SOD Producers Association
Charles Peacock, NC State University
Turf pest managers have many new types of technology to help detect weed, insect and disease infestations. These new monitoring techniques for detecting pest problems using digital imaging and other technology can be incorporated into an IPM program. This technology will allow earlier detection of problems and in many cases reduce the amount of pesticide used by treating preventatively on smaller areas. This seminar will introduce new technologies available to turf managers to reduce pesticide inputs based on pest monitoring with digital imaging devices.
Jim Kearns, NC State University
Identification of common turf diseases is critical to an effective IPM program. This presentation will cover common abiotic issues observed in North Carolina that are commonly mistaken for turfgrass diseases. This presentation will cover distinguishing diseases from abiotic issues so turfgrass managers have the knowledge needed to make an informed decision on deploying a fungicide or other type of pesticide. Participants will be able to see the differences between turf diseases and abiotic turf problems with numerous photos of abiotic issues that have been collected by the NCSU Turf Disease Clinic. The last portion of the program will cover current topics from our Turf Disease research in 2016. Current issues that will be discussed include large patch control, brown patch management in tall fescue and nematode management in landscapes.
Grady Miller, NC State University
Learn tips and techniques for effective home irrigation. Topics to be discussed include: water needs and impact of drought; understanding the grass-soil connection and its impact on water requirements; common irrigation mistakes; irrigation scheduling; and irrigation best practices with the use of “smart irrigation technologies.”
Fred Yelverton, NC State University
This seminar will provide participants information about weed control products for landscape turf using new herbicide chemistry and herbicide application strategies. Identification strategies to properly diagnose and manage difficult to control weeds will be discussed from the relationship of landscape culture and pesticide management programs. Attendees will be exposed to weed management practices including chemical and cultural turf weed control techniques in the landscape. Participants will learn about specific weeds in NC with an emphasis on common and troublesome weeds in landscape environments and effective control programs.
Matt Martin, NC State University
Turf managers in the SE United States manage different warm and cool season turfgrass species that require different approaches to pest management. This seminar will focus on developing an annual pest management strategy for cool and warm season turf species. Participants will learn turf management programs to successfully control pests in cool and warm season turf throughout the year. Participants will also learn the most recent NCSU turf research information for cultural and chemical practices that reduce disease, insect and weed infestations.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
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⬤ LC Landscape Contractor License (NC) - Technical CEU
■LCB Landscape Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ LA Landscape Architect License (NC)
⬤ IC Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Technical Irrigation CEU
■ ICB Irrigation Contractor License (NC) – Business CEU
⬤ ISA International Society of Arboriculture - Certified Arborist
⬤ PA Pesticide Applicator License (NC)
⬤ NALP National Association of Landscape Professionals – Landscape Industry Certified