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Cooperative Extension, DNLA to hold Summer Turf and Nursery Expo Aug. 16

Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association in partnership with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension offer day-long program for the commercial green industry

Thursday, August 16, 2012
8:15 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.

Horticulture industry professionals are invited to attend the 2012 Summer Turf and Nursery Expo held at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown, on Thursday, August 16, 2012. The program is organized by Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association (DNLA) and will feature guest speakers, a choice of workshop subjects and an opportunity for industry professionals to earn Maryland and Delaware continuing education credits in Nutrient Management, ISA and Pesticide recertification. It is an opportunity for those in the green industry to increase knowledge and improve skills.

“Events such as this are great forums for education and networking among fellow green industry professionals,” says Valann Budischak,  Cooperative Extension agent for UD’s Plant and Soil Science Department and executive director of the DNLA. “This is the third time this event has been held in Sussex County and the first at the Carvel Center.”

Tracy Wootten, Sussex County horticulture agent for UD Cooperative Extension is excited to be able to offer local arborist’s training. “It’s a great opportunity for ISA recertification here in Sussex,” Wootten said. “Participants will have many opportunities to see demonstrations and live specimens that will improve identification of problems in the landscape and see beneficial insects at work,” Wootten says.

Topics include:

  • Transportation Regulations,
  • Laws & Safety,
  • Pest & Beneficial Insect Walk,
  • Soil Health
  • Intermediate Wall and Raised Patio Construction
  • Business Planning
  • Safe Tree Removal
  • Proper Pruning Techniques and
  • Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) Plant ID Challenge & Potential Pests

Download the Summer Turf and Nursery brochure and registration form here


8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration/View Exhibits/CNP Plant ID

Option A: Transportation Regulations, Laws &  Safety
Option B: Soil Health

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Concurrent Education Workshops

Option A: Pest & Beneficial Insect Walk
Option B: Transportation Regulations, Laws & Safety

10:40 a.m. 11:00 a.m.  Break/View Exhibits/CNP Plant ID

11:00 – 11:50 a.m.  Concurrent Education Workshops

Option A: Soil Health
Option B: Pest & Beneficial Insect Walk

11:50 p.m. – Noon Remarks by Michelle Rodgers, Director of UD Cooperative Extension

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch/View Exhibits

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Intermediate Wall, Paver (Raised Patio) Construction


12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Safe Tree Removal

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Proper Pruning Techniques


12: 45 p.m. -2:45 p.m. Business Planning

2:45 p.m. – 3: 35 p.m. CNP Plant ID and Their Potential Pests

Deadline to register is Wednesday, August 8. Registration fees apply:

$40 for DNLA members

$55 for non-DNLA members

After August 8, or for walk in registrations the fee will be $60.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. See brochure link above for more information.

Questions? Contact Valann Budischack at (888) 448-1203

Delaware Soybean Board & Delaware Cooperative Extension hosts summer soybean tour






Delaware Soybean Field Day
August 22, 2102
(rain or shine)

Tentative Agenda:

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks & Sponsored Lunch – The Grove, next to Carvel REC

Dr. Mark Isaacs, Director of the Carvel Research & Education Center,
Dr. Michelle Rodgers, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach and Director of Extension at the University of Delaware,
Kevin Evans, Chairman of Delaware Soybean Board,
Secretary Ed Kee, Delaware Department of Agriculture

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Soybean Checkoff Sponsored Plot Tours – Group Split into Two Groups

Group # 1 remains at Carvel REC, soybean production updates and wagon tour of agronomic, insect and weed plots – University of Delaware Extension

Group # 2 travels to Warrington Irrigation Research Farm (Harbeson, DE) by charter bus. Tour of variable rate irrigation and subsurface irrigation plots – University of Delaware Extension

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Soybean Checkoff Sponsored Plot Tours – Groups Switch Places

Group #1 travels to Warrington Irrigation Research Farm

Group #2 remains at Carvel REC

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Group # 1 returns, wrap-up at Carvel REC

6:00 – ?

Social & Fundraiser including a silent auction for “Save Farm
Families” coordinated by the Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association
Join us for specials on food and beverages at
The Brick Hotel – 18 The Circle, Georgetown


Pesticide, Nutrient Management and CCA continuing education credits will be available.

For more information contact Cory Whaley (302) 856-2585 ext 594



Please contact Karen Adams at (302) 856-2585 x 540. You may also register by eFax at (302) 264-8368 or online at

This event is FREE, but please register by August 15 to help us prepare for meals. Thank you.