9:30 AM – 4:50 PM

ceu__lc_greenceu_pa_blackceu_nalp_red“Natural” Products for Weed Control in Landscape Plantings

Joe Neal, NC State University

Get the “real story” on vinegar, natural oils, iron chelate and other “bio-herbicide” products — What’s available and how to get the best weed control.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_pa_blackceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_red Preventing Insect Injuries to Trees and Shrubs from The Ground Up

JC Chong, Clemson University

Pest insects and mites can cause injuries to ornamental trees and shrubs, but they may be signs of “foundational” issues with the planting and maintenance of plants in urban landscapes. This presentation will provide an overview of how poorly performed establishment and maintenance practices, such as planting, mowing and pruning, may create stresses and predispose trees and shrubs to infestations and damages by insect pests such as scale insects and borers. Cultural and chemical solutions to correct these maintenance and pest issues will also be discussed.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_pa_blackceu_nalp_red Bringing Bees, Butterflies and Beauty into Gardens and Landscapes

Nancy Adamson, The Xerces Society

Want to better support the bees and other wildlife that help ensure abundant harvests, keep our ecosystems healthy and enrich our communities? Join Nancy Adamson of the Xerces Society and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to learn a little more about the benefits of diversity, best management practices to support pollinators and plants that add pollinator value and beauty to landscapes.

ceu__lc_greenceu_la_orangeceu_isa_grayceu_nalp_red Pruning the Right Way to Minimize Potential Risk

Barbara Fair, NC State University

How do you determine what to remove when a tree is young to minimize limb or tree failure in the future? What is branch subordination all about and how do you choose which ones to prune? Learn how to prevent most branch failure and shorter-lived trees by employing pro-active pruning techniques.

ceu__lc_greenceu_pa_blackceu_nalp_red What We Have Learned about Scale Insect Management

JC Chong, Clemson University

Scale insects, both soft and armored scales, are common and difficult to control in nurseries and landscapes. This presentation summarizes some of the findings from research projects conducted in South Carolina and elsewhere in the southeastern US on the biology, ecology and management of scale insects. Practical insecticide and biological management approaches will be discussed.

ceu__lc_greenceu_pa_blackceu_nalp_red IPM Strategies for New Warm Season Turfgrass Cultivars

Charles Peacock, NC State University

Over the last 15 years, both public and private breeding programs have released new cultivars of warm-season grasses. This presentation will provide information on how to develop IPM strategies for dealing with pest problems on these new grasses.


Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Look for these icons in the education session descriptions to ensure you can earn continuing education credits toward your state or national accreditations. Some CEUs may be pending approval.

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

SAF Society of American Foresters