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Green Up 2011 Landscape Update Feb. 15 at Macon State College in Macon, GA
up-to-date training, pesticide certification credits and interaction with others in the industry at the annual Green Uplandscape update and trade show planned for February 15 at Macon State College in Macon, GA.
Attendees can choose from four educational tracks – basic/review info for your crews, management for your business issues, green landscaping for environmental practices, and new ideas for the latest trends. Participants can also visit with landscape suppliers .
The early registration fee is only $40 increasing to $50 after Feb. 5. For more details, please contact Karen Atkins, 478-987-2028 or [log in to unmask].
How to Prune Your Landscape Like a Pro  February 25, 2011 or March 4, 2011
 This program will cover the A-Z of proper pruning techniques for all of your ornamentals and will briefly cover pruning fruit trees. Equipment selection and care will be addressed in detail. We will also cover the when, where, and how’s to prune certain plants and different techniques for creating a professional looking landscape. We will also spend some time addressing pest prevention through proper pruning procedures. The class will consist of both indoor lectures and outside hands-on demonstrations. Pesticide credit in category 21 and 24 has been applied for. Please dress warmly for the outside portion. Refreshments and lunch are included in program. Registration required. Bob Westerfield and Bodie Pennisi, UGA Horticulturists, will be the program speakers.
 Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
 Location: Griffin Campus
                 Research Education Garden Classroom
                 Griffin, Ga. 30223
 
Cost: $39.00
 
Registration: Pre-registration required, for more information call Val Schott, at 770-233-5598.
 
Feb 26th Garden Symposium Macon
Spring Garden Symposium sponsored by Waddell Barnes Botanical Gardens at Macon State College, Saturday February 26th from 8:30am – 4:00pm.  Keynote speaker, Ms Dorinda Dallmeyer, author of Bartram’s Living Legacy: The Travels and Nature of the South, will discuss her book; Tom Patrick, Georgia DNR Natural Heritage Program, will discuss the importance of the recent Oaky Woods acquisition; Mike Sikes, Horticulturist and Marketing Coordinator for McCorkle Nurseries, will tell the attendees, ‘What’s New from the Plant World at McCorkle’; and a concurrent session featuring Hal Massie on butterfly gardening, Dr Tim Smalley (UGA) on propagation, and Ian Campbell (Bartlett) on ornamental pruning.  A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.  See www.maconstate.edu/botanical    for the registration form and additional information. 
 
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Feb. 25th
February 25, 2011
8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Building 100, Room 401
Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Dr, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
 
Schedule:
8:00-8:45 am    -      Registration and Check-in
8:45-9:00 am   -       Introduction –Timothy Daly, County Agent-Gwinnett County Extension &Aaron Poulsen, Director of the Environmental Horticulture Department at Gwinnett Tech
 9:00-10:00 am   -    “Pesticide Division Update,”- Dr. Steve Cole, Pesticide Field Agent- Georgia Department of Agriculture
10:00-11:00 am  -   “Management of Nuisance Wildlife Pests in the Landscape” Dr.  Mike Mengak, Professor and Wildlife Specialist The University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
 11:00 am -12:00 pm – “Management of Spring and Summer Diseases on Turfgrasses” Dr. Alfredo Martinez Extension Plant Pathologist, UGA
 12:00-1:00 pm    -    Lunch on your own (Cafeteria available in Building)
1:00-2:00 pm     -    “Insect and Disease Identification and Control on Ornamental Plants in the Landscape”- Kevin Livingston, County Extension Agent, Douglas
County Extension
 2:00-3:00 pm   -     “Invasive Exotic Plants in the Landscape: An Emerging Threat” Timothy Daly                              
3:00-3:15 pm    -      Conclusion and credits
 
The cost is $10.00 per person. Make checks out to Gwinnett Cooperative Fund. Please use the attached form. You can pay at the door but please preregister.
Pre-registration required: 678-377-4010 or E-mail: Timothy Daly at [log in to unmask] by Wednesday, February 23, 2011
 
 
 
Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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