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Webinar March 28: Getting Your Turf on the Right Track

Weevil sampling

Weevil sampling

From Lori Bushway:

2011 Cornell Landscape Webinar Series:

Getting Your Turf on the Right Track

A program designed to update landscape and golf course turf management professionals about the steps necessary to keep the condition of the turf that you manage healthy and vigorous throughout the 2011 growing season.

Date: Monday March 28, 2011 from 5:15 PM – 7:45 PM

Location: Your Local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office

For those wishing to attend please contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office to determine if they will be hosting an audience for this webinar. Find contact information for your office here: http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/counties.html

Program:

Getting – and Keeping – the Bugs Out.
Cornell University Assistant Professor &Turfgrass Entomologist Dan Peck, Ph.D., will discuss the early-season scouting and intervention strategies that are necessary to get a head start on the prevention and management of major turfgrass insect pests on landscapes and golf courses, including Invasive Crane Flies, Annual Bluegrass Weevil, Chinch Bugs and White Grubs.

What We Learned from 2010 to Help in 2011.
Cornell University Associate Professor & NYS Turfgrass Extension Specialist Frank Rossi, Ph.D., will review the major pests and environmental stress factors that lead to significant pesticide use last season that may be avoided in the future. Particular emphasis will be placed on turfgrass selection, irrigation, soil conditions, and disease and weed pests.

NYS DEC Applicator Credits: 2.5 in categories 3a, 3b, 10 & 25

Also GCSAA Credits.

Recording of other programs sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sustainable Landscapes-Horticulture Program Work Team are available at:
http://vimeo.com/gbl/videos

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