Event for Horticulture Industry and Interested Gardeners


Landscape Review at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Landscape Review participants will be able to tour the UT Gardens, Jackson, to view top-performing plants. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.

 

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 2015 Landscape Review will take place on Thursday, September 3, at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. The Landscape Review will feature sessions on best seasonal plantings, plant pest and disease control options, and an expert-led round table discussion on common landscape problems. A complete breakdown of the sessions is as follows:
 
·      8:30 a.m. –  Registration
·      9 a.m. – Tough, Durable, Colorful Seasonal Plantings
·      10 a.m. – Inspecting Nursery Stock for Pests and Problems
·      11 a.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Disease and Recommended Control
·      Noon – Lunch (on your own)
·      1:15 p.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Pests and Recommended Control
·      2:15 p.m. – Pest Resistant Herbs and Perennials and Organic Practices that Work
 
This program will provide five pesticide recertification points in C3, C10 and C12. 
 
Admission is $15. For more information, including directions to the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, go 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.

The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contacts:

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

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