UConn Extension Offers Biological Control Webinar for Ornamental Greenhouse Growers
Monday, July 19, 2021, 12:00 – 1 pm EST
Suzanne Wainwright Evans talks Biocontrols for Greenhouse Ornamentals Growers!
One pesticide recertification credit available (PA, 3A) for this online webinar.
For more information contact: Rosa E. Raudales (email@example.com) & Leanne Pundt (Leanne.firstname.lastname@example.org)
This Short Course is an in-depth review of the information necessary for studying and fulfilling the requirements of the Ornamental and Turf/Golf Course Superintendents State of Connecticut Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certification exam. A student attending lectures and studying materials independently should be able to successfully pass the examination, both written and oral. Students are expected to attend all classes and study materials independently. Plan to spend a minimum of 10 hours per week studying outside of class.
Class topics are: Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Pesticide Safety, Botany and Ornamental Identification, Plant Pathology and Ornamental Plant Diseases, Entomology and Insect Pests of Woody Ornamentals, Area and Dosage Calculations, Turf Management and Weed Management. Each class begins with a basic overview of the science then takes an in-depth look at specific pests, their biology and control.
Classes run for 9 weeks meeting one day a week for 3 hours. Classes begin in mid October and are held in Wallingford at the CTPA office from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. New classes will begin in January 2019, and run from 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Tuesdays in Farmington at the Exchange, 270 Farmington Avenue (across from the UConn Health Center and Dempsey Hospital), we are located in Building 4, Suite 262. On the last day of classes, the DEEP administers the state certification exam. The State certification exam costs $200, checks made out to CT DEEP.
The cost for the course is based on the cost of the books we provide to you and costs for instructors, is $385.00. This does not include the required Pesticide Applicator Training Manual, (aka “The Core Manual”) which costs $35.00 or the recommended Ornamental and Turf Category 3 manual, $36.00.
To be placed on the mailing list for class announcements, or for more information please call (860) 570-9010 and ask to be placed on the Ornamental and Turf Short Course mailing list, or email: Diane.Labonia@UConn.edu
If there is more than one inch of snow at the class location, classes are cancelled and made up later.
Proven Biological Control Programs for Indoor and Outdoor Production of Ornamentals
UConn Extension and UMass Extension are sponsoring, Proven Biological Control Programs; for indoor and outdoor production of ornamentals. This one day educational program will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Room 100 of the WB Young Building, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
The speakers featured at this educational program include:
- Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University, LIHREC, Riverhead, NY who will be speaking on Biological Controls of Disease: Fungus vs. Fungus in the Greenhouse
- Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting, Slatington, PA who will be speaking on
Evaluating Your Biological Control Program and Using Biological Controls in Outdoor Production
- Grant Jones, IPM Specialist, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA who will be speaking on Implementing a Biological Control Program at Longwood Gardens
- A Grower Panel on IPM & Biologicals featuring Steven Courcy & Keith Salcines DS Cole Growers, Loudon, NH and Michael Calhoun, Broken Arrow Nursery, Hamden, CT.
A registration fee of $35 is due by June 11th payable by check only to the University of Connecticut. Included in the cost of admission: coffee, continental breakfast, lunch, informational handouts and parking.
Five pesticide recertification credits will be offered for attendees in CT, RI, MA, ME, NH, and VT.
For more information contact: Leanne Pundt at email@example.com or call 860-626-6855 or visit the website: http://ipm.uconn.edu or click here for the registration form.