Educational opportunity for green industry representatives, interested gardeners



Landscape Review at West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center
University of Tennessee Extension Horticulturist Carol Reese is one of five speakers scheduled to present at the annual Landscape Review on September 4, 2014. The program offers five pesticide recertification points in C3, C10 and C12. Cost to attend is $15. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.


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 Control
Noon – Lunch (on your own)
1 p.m. – Walking Tour II:  Tough, Top-Performing Pest Resistant Plants
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.

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Contacts:

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

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