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Landscape Management Workshop 2020

February 28, 2020, 8:00-3:00p.m.

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center

455 Research Drive, Mills River, North Carolina 28759


Good site analysis of a landscape site is an important part of managing landscapes. This class is a good opportunity to learn those skills.

8:00–8:30 a.m.  Registration.

8:30–9:45 a.m. Keynote speaker. Dr. Steve Frank, Dept of Entomology NCSU, The Native Plant Paradox: The Costs and Benefits of Using Native Trees in Urban Landscapes,

10:00–noon Guided Landscape Site Evaluation: Landscape around MHCREC . Research station

Participants will be assigned a team to do site evaluation on various landscape components the Station Teams to include Sustainable Design, Integrated Pest Management, and General Maintenance Team guides will include local Cooperative Extension Agents from various counties.

Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch catered in.

1:00–2:00 p.m. Team Activity: Participants to develop presentations based on their site evaluation.

2:00–2:45 p.m. Team Presentations.

3:00 p.m. Conclusion.


CREDITS EARNED
4 hours have been approved for Categories L for Landscape Contractors and 3 hour of NCDA&CS Pesticide Credits in Categories  D,L, N, and X

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We are now accepting online registration and credit card payments for all of our Green Industry Certification Programs using Eventbrite. We prefer participants use the new online method of registration to ensure a seat and help us with attendance accountability.

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Basic Safety Concepts for Landscape Contractors

February 28, 2020, 3:30-5:30p.m.

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center

455 Research Drive, Mills River, North Carolina 28759

* This class can be taken as a stand alone class but is offered on the same day with the Landscape Management Workshop but has a separate CEU code. 


Safety First is a key element in any landscape company. It is imperative that landscape contractors provide training to their crew on a regular basis to keep them safe and help them in understanding the basics of on-the-job injury prevention. Implementing risk management programs is often thought of as too time consuming but – it is the law and it does keep you from experiencing downtime as a company. 

This class is designed to give the trainer/supervisor some simple checklists to go over with new employees and as reminders to seasoned employees. We will also discuss the importance of the development of a safety committee.


CREDITS EARNED
2 hours have been approved for Business CEU’s for NC Landscape Contractors.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We are now accepting online registration and credit card payments for all of our Green Industry Certification Programs using Eventbrite. We prefer participants use the new online method of registration to ensure a seat and help us with attendance accountability.

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Who’s Emerging Now?

April 9, 2020, 4:00-6:00p.m.

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center

455 Research Drive, Mills River, North Carolina 28759


Proper identification of pests that occur in landscapes/nurseries during the spring along with the proper timing and use of pest management tools is an important part of a landscape contractor’s effort in maintaining the health of a landscape as well as that of the environment and those that live in that environment. We will also discuss the use of the old science of Phenology and how this can relate to our ability to use blooming plants as indicators of the emergence of various insect pests. This class is one that will help landscapers correlate the problem with the correct method of management.


CREDITS EARNED
2 hours have been approved for Categories L for Landscape Contractors and NCDA&CS Pesticide Credits in Categories D,L,N, O, and X

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We are now accepting online registration and credit card payments for all of our Green Industry Certification Programs using Eventbrite. We prefer participants use the new online method of registration to ensure a seat and help us with attendance accountability. This class is free online registration is still requested!

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Scouting Tips, Tools and Techniques

May 7, 2020, 4:00-6:00p.m.

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center

455 Research Drive, Mills River, North Carolina 28759


Proper identification of pests that occur in landscapes/nurseries during the spring along with the proper timing and use of pest management scouting tools is an important part of a landscape contractor’s effort in maintaining the health of a landscape as well as that of the environment and those that live in that environment. This class is one that will help landscapers correlate the problem with the correct method of management. We will also be looking at the different types of scouting tools that can be used to determine the pests and/or pest populations that may occur.


CREDITS EARNED
2 hours have been approved for Categories L for Landscape Contractors as well as NCDA&CS Pesticide Credits in Categories  L, N, O, D, and X

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We are now accepting online registration and credit card payments for all of our Green Industry Certification Programs using Eventbrite. We prefer participants use the new online method of registration to ensure a seat and help us with attendance accountability. This class is free online registration is still requested!

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What’s that Weed?

June 4, 2020, 4:00-6:00p.m.

Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center

455 Research Drive, Mills River, North Carolina 28759


Proper identification of summer weeds along with the proper timing and use of pest management tools is an important part of a landscape contractor’s effort in maintaining the health of a landscape as well as that of the environment and those that live in that environment. This class is one that will help landscapers correlate the problem with the correct method of management. By popular demand we will also look at some of the Ethnobotany involved with many of the weeds to create perspective of why the plants are here. Often times understanding some of a plant’s history and use helps us decide whether to keep it or not.


CREDITS EARNED
2 hours have been approved for Categories L for Landscape Contractors and NCDA&CS Pesticide Credits in Categories H, L, N, O, D, and X

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We are now accepting online registration and credit card payments for all of our Green Industry Certification Programs using Eventbrite. We prefer participants use the new online method of registration to ensure a seat and help us with attendance accountability.

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How to Obtain Your North Carolina Landscape Contractor License

Complete the NC Landscape Contractor License Application

Mail your completed application*, original Surety Bond, and a $75 check made payable to the “NCLCLB” to:

North Carolina Landscape Contractors Licensing Board P.O. Box 20875, Raleigh, NC 27619
* By Administrative rule, in order to be permitted to take an examination, an applicant shall submit a complete application no less than 30 days prior to the scheduled examination date. Also by the same laws you must submit a signed Landscape Contractor’s Surety Bond of $10,000 or Irrevocable Letter of Credit from a financial institution with your application. By sending materials in 45 days prior to the exam you can make sure that all documents have been approved on time!
A North Carolina Landscape Contracting Bond is not insurance for you. It is insurance for your customers.

Take the NC Landscape Contractor License Exams
Once your application is processed, you will receive information regarding sign-up for the NC Landscape Contractor License Exam. The exam fee is $150.00 and is due when you submit the exam sign-up form.
There are 3 parts to the exam:
Part A: Landscape Design – AKA Site Plan
Reading which consists of 35-40 multiple choice questions on interpreting a landscape plan.
Part B: Multiple Choice Exam 200 general landscaping questions, most of which are taken from the NC Landscape Contractors Study Manuals. Order them from NCLCLB *You do need to order and plan on studying all three!
Part C: Plant ID Section The Plant ID exam can be taken along with the other two exams however, individuals that have taken and passed the Plant ID portion of the Certified Plantsman exam administered by the NC Nursery and Landscape Association (NCNLA), do not need to take this exam over. The NCNLA offers this exam several times a year, check here for dates.

Pay Licensing Fees
UPCOMING EXAM DATE
November 15, 2019
Mountain Horticulture Crops Research & Extension Center | 455 Research Drive Mills River, NC 28759
If you are interested in attending this class get your documents in early!