Events/Educational Programs

June 5, 2019 – Pest Walk, Delaware Cooperative Extension, 4-6:30 PM. Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at the Sussex County Extension Office. Learn about pests on ash trees, and how to differentiate between common and invasive insects such as borers.  Instructors: Nancy Gregory, Brian Kunkel, and Tracy Wootten. Cost – $15, Credits: 2 ISA, 2 Pest., 1 CNP

June 5-8, 2019 – Native Plants in the Landscape Conference at Millersville. registration is now open for the 2019. Take advantage of the Early Bird discount until May 1, 2019. Speakers this year, include Neil Diboll, Doug Tallamy, Shannon Currey, and more! Be sure to visit the Conference website for details.

June 7, 2019 –“Water Management and Policy: Local and Global Perspectives” from 9 AM to 4 PM at the DNERR St. Jones Reserve (818 Kitts Hummock Rd, Dover, DE 19901). Topics covered will encompass environmental law and policy behind water remediation and management. Speakers for this symposium will be announced shortly on our website. The deadline to register for the Student Poster Competition with monetary awards is Friday, May 24th at 5 PM and the deadline to register for the symposium is Friday, May 31st at 5 PM. **Space is limited!** Here is the link to register for the symposium: https://forms.gle/xmWAfGkdSijakKsA6.  Please check our website, http://www.denin.udel.edu/symposium-series/, for the speakers and agenda.

June 11, 2019 – Meadow Installation, Part II, a Hands-On Experience. 4-6 PM. University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, DE. Meet at the entrance to Fischer Greenhouse. Let’s do it!  Participate in an actual meadow installation.  We’ll discuss the environmental benefits, site selection, and soil and seed bed preparation. Attendees will participate in mixing and distributing the seed mix. This workshop is offered at the UD Botanic Gardens.  Instructors: Sue Barton and Valann Budischak. Cost – $15, Credits:1 Nut. Mgmt., 1 Pest., 1 CNP

July 8-August 19 2019  – 2019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural ScienceAnnuals, Perennials, Vines and Groundcovers  REGISTER

July 10, 2019 – Pest Walk and Hands on Lab.  4 – 6:30 PM, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, DE. Meet at the entrance to Fischer Greenhouse. Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens.  Find out what signs and symptoms are used to identify pests and diseases. Walk followed by microscopic examination of specimens in Room 012 Townsend Hall, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, DE.  Instructors:  Nancy Gregory, Brian Kunkel, and Carrie Murphy, Cost – $15, Credits: 2 ISA, 2 Pest., 1 CNP

July 8 – October 19 – 2019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural Science, Trees, Shrubs, Conifers and Gymnosperms REGISTER

August 7, 2019 – DNLA Summer Turf and Nursery Expo, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens.

September 9 – October 21 – 2019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural Science, Trees, Shrubs, Conifers and Gymnosperms REGISTER

September 9 – October 212019 Plant Identification Distance Education, Online, Non-Credit Courses, From Longwood Gardens and NC State Department of Horticultural Science, Edibles, Bulbs and Houseplants REGISTER

October 7-9, 2019 – Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanic Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio.   Presenting he partnership between Michigan State University and North Carolina State University, this conference will continue traditions of connecting current research and educational outreach to participants.  Stay tuned as more information about the program becomes available   http://protectingpollinators.org

November 20 – Ornamentals and Turf Workshop, Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin, DE

December 6, 2019 -Turf Short Course, New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark.

Longwood Gardens offers many continuing education classes appropriate for the nursery and landscape industry.  To see their offerings, visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org/ContinuingEducation.html

Mt Cuba Center offers lots of great classes for gardeners and professionals.  To see their offerings visit  http://www.mtcubacenter.org/education/continuing-education/

University of Georgia Turfgrass Management and Gardening Courses. Winter is a great time for landscaping professionals to enhance their credentials! The University of Georgia’s certificate courses add to your skills and increase the confidence customers have in your business.The University of Georgia is known around the world for its perennial trial gardens and its research in turfgrass science. Learn from UGA experts and expand your knowledge of sun and shade perennials, turfgrass management, and turf for sports fields. For more information: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1101402843434&ca=36965b13-568a-475d-ab1d-5008c9fed840

 

 

 

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