Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control. A portion of the day will be spent in the field, at Nescopeck State Park, learning hands-on about herbicide safety and use, as well as plant identification and equipment use. The following PDA pesticide applicators update credits will be offered: 4 Core credits and 4 credits in categories 5, 6, 10 and 23.
This workshop is designed for individuals with responsibilities in stormwater management in residential landscapes, environmental consultants, builders and contractors, and others with interest in lawns & stormwater management in developed areas
Join us for an afternoon of insect pest and plant disease identification and discussion.
Would it help your business to know more about pest and disease management on ornamental landscape plants? Penn State Extension Entomologist Greg Hoover and Plant Pathologist Gary Moorman, plan to return to Allentown to take us on a tour at Cedar Beach Park in Allentown, discussing pests and diseases along the way. We looked at this site in July of 2014, so let’s see what we can find a little earlier this season!
Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Major emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
Some of your customers' most beloved flowering plants are in this group. Broad-leaved evergreens provide winter interest in otherwise stark landscapes. Learn to identify these plants and understand their site requirements to help them thrive in your job sites. We will emphasize industry standard cultivars.
The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is a one day educational program that includes indoor and outdoor sessions focusing on ornamental plant and turfgrass culture and pest management.
Wholesale nursery growers and garden center employees, spend a morning at Rockelman’s Heritage Tree Farm learning how to identify ornamental plant pests and problems, along with various management strategies.
World of Wood 2015 is a joint meeting of the International Wood Collectors Society and the International Association of Wood Anatomists, with registration open to the public. "Back to School" is the theme of this year's event held at the Penn State University Park campus.
The annual Flower Trial Field Day is an opportunity to see firsthand the newest annual flowers that will be offered to garden center and landscape clients next spring. Guided tours by our plant evaluator are featured events. Speakers will present topics on disease management and marketing.