Horticulture Industry IPM Series for Spring and Summer 2019

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Each class is a stand-alone class or can be taken as a group. Both pesticide and Landscape Contractor Credits have been approved. Notice that they are not all at the same location, this is to increase the availability of credit opportunities over a larger area. Please see registration information at the bottom of the page.

While water and soft drinks will be provided, you may want to bring a sandwich or something to munch on. We’re hoping this timing will allow industry professionals the opportunity to get in most of their work day and still get home by a respectable time.

Spring and Summer 2019 IPM Classes

April 18, 2019 

Spring IPM Chores  4–6:30 p.m.
This class will focus on the tools of scouting and IPM practices. We will have hands-on activities and demonstrations of actual traps as well as relevant pest problems for the month of April. This first class in the series will be held at the 
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, located next to the entrance to Erwin Middle School (49 Mt Carmel Rd, Asheville, NC 28806). Seating in this class is limited to the first 35 registrants. 2 hours of pesticide credits approved in the categories D, G, H, L, N, O, and X and 2 hours of L (technical credits) for Landscape Contractors.


May 23, 2019 

Who is Emerging Now? 4–6:30 p.m.
This second class in the series will focus on common pests found in landscapes and nurseries and corresponding plants that can be used as indicators. We will be discussing how to use the old science of Phenology to predict the emergence of various pests and/or their specific life stages can help us better manage them. This class will be held at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive Mills River, NC 28759.2 hour of pesticide credit has been approved in categories: D, L, N, O, and X and 2 hours of L (technical credits) for Landscape Contractors. This class is open to non-commercial residents (i.e., Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Buncombe County)  as well as commercial Landscape Contractors.


June 20, 2019 

What is that Weed? 4:–6:30 p.m.
This class will focus on summer weeds found in landscapes, nurseries, farms, and gardens. We will have 25-30 of the most common weeds that we encounter this time of year and discuss their life-cycle and best control methods. Participants are welcome to bring samples of troublesome weeds for identification, as well. This class will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center, located next to the entrance to Erwin Middle School (49 Mt Carmel Rd, Asheville, NC 28806). Seating in this class is limited to the first 35 registrants. 2 hours of pesticide credit have been approved in categories: D, H, L, N, O, and X 2 hours of L (technical credits) for Landscape Contractors.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To pre-register for this class contact Cliff Ruth at 828-255-5522, send an email to cliff_ruth@ncsu.edu or print the form below and mail with a check for $20/per commercial participant or $50 for all three to:

Note: if you are an active Master Gardener℠ volunteer from one of the surrounding counties you can take the May 23 class at a discounted rate of $10.

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center
ATTN: Cliff Ruth
49 Mt. Carmel Rd, Suite 102 
Asheville, NC. 28806

Make checks payable to: NC State University

Name:________________________________________________________

Company:_____________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________

Email:_________________________________Phone#:________________

Currently, we are unable to accept credit card payments or registrations online.
If you wish to pay at the door send me an email at cdruth@ncsu.edu and I can take a cash payment at that class.