The Turf and Ornamentals Conference live webinar, presented by Penn State Extension, is a five-session update training that will focus on weed identification and control, insect and disease management, turf, woody ornamentals, 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 and Maryland Pesticide Certification credits. ISA Certified Arborist credits will also be offered.

Scheduled for Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. to Noon, Jan. 19 and 26, 2021 and Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2021, and presented in a webinar format, the event will also include information from a wide variety of sponsors serving green industry professionals. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event replaces numerous Penn State Extension in-person conferences usually held during the winter and spring. Pennsylvania Pesticide Certification credits being offered are listed below. Sign up for one, two or all five days!

Jan. 19: Pesticide Safety (6) CORE credits

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Jan. 26: Ornamentals (5) Cat. 06, 18, 23, PC

Feb. 2:  Turf (6) Cat. 07, 18, 23, PC

Feb. 9:  Right-of-Way Weed Control (6) Cat. 10, 18, 23, PC; (2) Cat. 05, 09

Feb. 16: Aquatic Weed Control (6) Cat. 18, 23, PC; (4) Cat. 09

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 Jeffrey Fowler, senior extension educator specializing in horticulture.

“This event replaces multiple green industry conferences in Pennsylvania due to COVID-19 restrictions and will be the premier Penn State Extension Turf and Ornamental Conference offering for the winter of 2021,” said Fowler. “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.”

Registration is now open.  Deadline for registration for the final session is Feb. 15, 2021. The cost is $30 per session. For more information or to register, visit https://extension.psu.edu/turf-and-ornamentals-conference or call 877-345-0691 for assistance.

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