Events/Educational Programs

October 12 –Blue Ridge PRISM Online Workshop – Identification of Invasive Plants in the Fall This online workshop will introduce invasive plants and will help you to identify different species in the autumn season. This session will take place via Zoom and will include a Q&A period with PRISM experts. 1 – 3 PM Cost: $10 Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/400958526747 

October 13 – Blue Ridge PRISM Online Workshop 2022 – Management & Control of Invasive Plants in the Fall During our online workshop, tree steward and PRISM expert Tim Maywalt will teach you how best to manage and control invasive plants during the autumn season. Topics will include best seasonal practices for specific invasive plants, manual methods for controlling invasive plants without herbicides, methods for controlling invasive plants with careful use of herbicides, and planning a work schedule with best timings for multiple plants. This workshop will take place via Zoom and will include a Q&A period.  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cost: $10 Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/400980743197 

October 18 –Blue Ridge PRISM presents Doug Tallamy  Blue Ridge PRISM will welcome Doug Tallamy as the speaker during its fall meeting. This will be a live webinar. His presentation, “Homegrown National Park,” will include discussion on how we can regenerate biodiversity in our landscapes. Tallamy will have a Q&A with the audience at the end of his presentation.  11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Free webinar w/Q&A)  Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/399576472987 

October 18 – Managing Pests of White Pines 2 – 3:30 PM Be it eastern or western, white pines are suffering from a plethora of pests including bark beetles, weevils, needle scale, aphids, and needle blight. Utility arborists, park managers, commercial foresters, and homeowners need to know how to control these destructive pests. During this webinar, experts will review the pests of white pines and the symptoms of infestation, and they will provide information on the management strategies and resources needed to maintain their health. Webinar registration page:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2235928788335327244  Presenters: Kamal Gandhi, PhD, University of Georgia; Deborah McCullough, PhD, Michigan State University; Isabel Munck, PhD, USDA

October 25-27 – Inventory Management Mastery Series. Presented by Jason Brader, The Distribution Team. 12 – 2 PM. More info.

October 28 – The Certified Nursery Professional Exam  will be offered  at the DE Department of Agriculture.  The exam begins promptly at 8:30am.  For additional information on the exam and to register, contact Valann Budischak at dnlainc@gmail.com

October 29 – From Backyards to Buffers – Reclaiming Nature Through Better Design, Delaware Native Plant Society, Lewes Public Library, 10 AM – 1 PM. Contact Rick Mickowski at rick.mickowski@delaware.gov

November 3tHRIVe web series (Horticultural Research Institute). Free and open to the public, registration required. Times listed are Eastern Time. | 11:00 a.m.: Smart Plants—Magical interactions between flowers and their pollinators.

November 2, 9 &16 – Succession & Exit Planning Mastery Series. Presented by a panel. 1 -2:30 PM. More info.

November 4 –What’s Bugging You? First Friday Events (New York State IPM Program) Fridays | 12:00 pm. – 12:30 p.m. EDT | Zoom | Free; registration required The first Friday of each month, spend half an hour over lunch learning about practical solutions for pest problems with the New York State IPM Program. Each presentation will end with an IPM Minute.  Register to attend these monthly events. Submit photos of how you are implementing IPM to the “IPM and You Photo Contest.”  Recordings of past presentations are also available. Repellents, fencing, and other IPM approaches for managing deer damage (IPM Minute: Where you chuck your pumpkins matters)

November 8 – Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Dormant-Season Invasive Plant Management in Forests. The end of the growing season doesn’t mean the end of vegetation control efforts! The dormant season can be an advantageous time to attack some invasive and competing plants. Join us for the Pennsylvania Forest Seminar: Dormant-Season Invasive Plant Management in Forests to learn about the various control options that can be used during this time of year. This event is being offered at no charge to participants. However, if you would like to receive continuing education credits, there may be a fee. If you will be seeking credits for watching this webinar, please select which credits you wish to apply for during registration. In order to receive credits, you must watch the webinar during the live session for which you registered and attend the full session. The time in session will be verified before credits are assigned. A survey must be completed by the registrant immediately after the webinar is completed in order to receive credit. Register for November 8, 2022 Webinar 

November 15 – Ornamentals and Turf Workshop – Hockessin Memorial Hall, Co, contact Valann Budischak at dnlainc@gmail.com

December 2What’s Bugging You? First Friday Events (New York State IPM Program) Fridays | 12:00 pm. – 12:30 p.m. EDT | Zoom | Free; registration required The first Friday of each month, spend half an hour over lunch learning about practical solutions for pest problems with the New York State IPM Program. Each presentation will end with an IPM Minute.  Register to attend these monthly events. Submit photos of how you are implementing IPM to the “IPM and You Photo Contest.”  Recordings of past presentations are also available. Homeowner update on emerald ash borer management (IPM Minute: Creepy crawly Christmas—what to do if you find insects in your Christmas tree)

The Native Plant Center Spring classes – For details and a full schedule of classes, click here. To register, call 914-606-6830 and press 1. Classes are offered in collaboration with Westchester Community College’s Workforce Development & Community Education division.

Other Future IPM Center Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/ipm/upcoming-integrated-pest-management-webinars

Past IPM Center Webinars: https://www.epa.gov/ipm/webinars-about-integrated-pest-management

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/

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