An educational event for horticulture industry professionals, retailers and gardeners


Carol Reese, UT Landscape Review

Carol Reese, UT Extension horticulture specialist, points out pest-resistant ornamental plants during a previous Landscape Review walking tour at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. Reese and other university specialists will update green industry professionals on pest management practices on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download photo.

 


JACKSON, Tenn. – University of Tennessee Extension is hosting a special event for landscapers, growers or retailers who wish to stay current on best management practices for turf and landscape.

The 2013 Landscape Review will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the UT West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. The Landscape Review will feature walking tours of the UT Gardens, Jackson, an update on new ornamental plant pests and diseases and a special session on pest resistant herbs and perennials. A complete breakdown of the sessions is as follows:

- 9 a.m. – Walking Tour I: Tough, Pest-resistant Landscape Plants.
- 10 a.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Pests and Recommended Control.
- 11 a.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Disease and Recommended Control.
- Noon – Lunch (on your own).

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1:00 p.m. – Walking Tour II: Tough, Pest-resistant Plants.
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 2:00 p.m. – Pest-resistant Herbs and Perennials and Organic Practices that Work.

This program will provide a total of five pesticide recertification points in categories C3, C10 and C12. 

Admission is $10.  For more information, including directions to the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, go online to http://west.tennessee.edu.

While Landscape Review is designed to be an information field day for those in the horticulture industry, interested gardeners are also welcome to attend.

UT Extension operates in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties as the off-campus division of the UT Institute of Agriculture.  An educational and outreach organization funded by federal, state and local governments, UT Extension, in cooperation with Tennessee State University, brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.

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Contacts:

Susie Nicholson, UT Extension, 731-425-4717, snichol@utk.edu 

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communication Services, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu