JACKSON, Tenn. – For landscapers, growers or retailers who wish to
stay current on best management practices for turf and landscape, University of Tennessee Extension
is hosting a field day for you.
The 2014 Landscape Review will take place on Thursday, September 4,
at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson,
Tennessee. The Landscape Review will feature walking tours of the UT
Gardens, Jackson; an overview of plant trials used to evaluate better plants
for Tennessee landscapes; and updates on current pest and disease control
methods. A complete breakdown of the sessions is as follows:
● 9 a.m. – Control of Pests and Disease on Hydrangeas
● 10 a.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Pests and Recommended Control
● 11 a.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Disease and Recommended
● Noon – Lunch (on your own)
● 1 p.m. – Walking Tour II: Tough, Top-Performing Pest
● 2 p.m. – Pest Resistant Screen Plants
This program will provide five pesticide recertification points in
C3, C10 and C12. Points will be awarded at each session.
Admission is $15. For more information, including directions to the West
Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, go to 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.
The West Tennessee AgResearch and
Education Center is one of 10 research facilities operated by the UT Institute
of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, UTIA
also provides instruction research and public service through the UT College of
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary
Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.
UT Extension is an educational outreach organization, funded by
federal, state and local governments, in cooperation with UT and Tennessee
State University. It brings research-based information about agriculture,
family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of
Tennessee where they live and work.
Susie Nicholson, UT Extension, 731-425-4717, email@example.com
Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768, firstname.lastname@example.org