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Virtual turf, ornamental conference scheduled

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Turf and Ornamentals Conference live webinars, presented by Penn State Extension, is a six-session update training that will focus on weed identification and control, insect and disease management, turf, woody ornamentals, pools, perennials care and pesticide safety. It will offer information about the latest research and management for green industry professionals. The webinar format also offers an opportunity for participants to connect with Penn State Extension educators and Penn State faculty and ask questions. Participants can earn Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia Pesticide Certification credits. ISA Certified Arborist credits will also be offered for the qualifying live presentations.

Scheduled for Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Jan. 18, and 25, 2022 and Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2022 and presented in a webinar format, the event will also include information from a variety of sponsors serving green industry professionals. Pennsylvania Pesticide Certification credits being offered are listed below. Sign up for one, two, or all six days!

Jan. 18: Pesticide Safety (4) CORE credits

Jan. 25: Ornamentals (4) Cat. 06, 18, 23, PC

Feb. 1: Pools (4) Cat. 18, 24, PC

Feb. 8: Aquatics (4) Cat. 09, 18, 23 PC

Feb. 15: Turf (4) Cat. 07, 18, 23, PC

Feb. 22: Right-of-Way Weed Control (4) Cat. 10, 18, 23, PC

Each webinar session will be recorded and available for one week to anyone who cannot attend the live presentation. Registration is required to obtain the link to both the live webinar and the recording. Anyone working in the green industry will find attending this event beneficial, according to conference coordinator Krystal Snyder, extension educator specializing in horticulture.

“This event is in addition to face-to-face green industry conferences in Pennsylvania. We have received approval from PDA for multiple CORE and category pesticide recertification credits to help our green industry clientele meet the accreditation requirements needed for license renewal. The virtual format is perfect for those unable to travel.”

Registration is now open. Deadline for registration for the final session is Feb. 21, 2022. The cost is $20 per session. For more information or to register, go to http://extension.psu.edu/turf-ornamentals-2022 or call 877-345-0691 for assistance.

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