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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Central Jersey Turf & Ornamental Institute

Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium

Course Code: AL1603CA17


For the 56th year, a team of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension County Agricultural Agents will be sponsoring the North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium in cooperation with the County College of Morris.

These educational programs are aimed at professionals in the green industry and feature speakers who are leading experts from Cooperative Extension, state government, and private industry.

Program Committee:

  • Joel Flagler - Bergen County
  • Madeline Flahive DiNardo - Union County
  • Peter Nitzsche - Morris County
  • Jan Zientek - Essex County
  • Rachel DeFlumeri - Passaic County
  • Brian Oleksak – County College of Morris

The pre-registration deadline for this event is January 4, 2017!

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Turf Day: Monday, January 9, 2017, 9:00am - 3:15pm

Chaired by Madeline Flahive DiNardo, County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Union County, Turf Day will feature five talks on various aspects of turf management. Calibration, slow release fertilizers, controlling turf diseases, and white grubs are a few of the topics that will be discussed. Plus, attendees will get to review the 2016 growing season and leave the program with tips on what to look for in 2017!

Credits for Turf Day:

  • DEP Credits: Core – 2 units; Category 3B, 8C, 13, PP2 – 8 units
  • ProFact Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification – 2 units

You must be present for the entire day to be eligible for DEP credits.


View Complete Agenda for Turf Day

TIME

TOPIC / SPEAKER

Morning Chair: Madeline Flahive DiNardo, County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Union County

9:00AM

A Look at the 2016 Growing Season and What to Look for in 2017

Sabrina Tirpak, Principal Laboratory Technician, Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, Rutgers NJAES

10:00AM

Calibration of Sprayers and Spreaders to Ensure Proper Application of Pesticides and Fertilizers

Brad Park, Sport Turf Education & Research Coordinator, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

11:00AM

How Do Slow Release Fertilizers Work?

Dr. James Murphy, Specialist in Turf Management, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

12:00PM

LUNCH

Afternoon Chair: Madeline Flahive DiNardo, County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Union County

1:15PM

Using Best Management Practices to Control Turf Diseases on Landscape Turf

Dr. Bruce Clarke, Specialist in Turf Pathology, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

2:15PM

All You Ever Wanted to Know about White Grubs and their Management

Dr. Albrecht Koppenhöfer, Specialist in Turfgrass Insect Pest Management, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

3:15PM

EVALUATION & PESTICIDE CREDITS





Tree Day: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 9:00am - 3:15pm

Chaired by Jan Zientak and Rachel DeFlumeri of Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension, Tree Day has been designed to provide information to help arborists, grounds managers, and others who are responsible for caring for trees. City canopy coverage, invasive species, pesticide use, and mitigating tree health decline are a few of the topics that will be covered during this program. Speakers include staff from the Rutgers Urban Forestry Program, The Morris Arboretum, NJ Invasive Species Strike Team, and more.

Credits for Tree Day:

  • DEP Credits: Core – 2 units; Category 2, 3A, PP2 – 8 units; Category 13 – 4 units
  • ISA Credits: Pending

You must be present for the entire day to be eligible for DEP credits.


View Complete Agenda for Tree Day

TIME

TOPIC / SPEAKER

Morning Chair: Jan Zientek, Senior Program Coordinator, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Essex County

9:00AM

Emerald Ash Borer Update in N.J., Tutorial on the Implementation of i-Tree Design

Pam Zipse, Outreach Coordinator, Rutgers Urban Forestry Program & Center for Resilient Landscapes

10:00AM

City Canopy Coverage Model, & Management of Mature Trees

Bob Wells, Associate Dir. of Arboriculture, The Morris Arboretum

11:00AM

Construction and Development; Mitigating Tree Health Decline

Carsten Glaeser, Consulting Arborist, Glaeser Horticultural Consulting Inc.

12:00PM

LUNCH

Afternoon Chair: Rachel DeFlumeri, Program Associate, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Passaic County

1:15PM

Invasive Species, an Overview, and Those Newly Emerging

Michael Van Clef, Science Director, NJ Invasive Species Strike Team

2:15PM

Pesticide Use and Safety

Patricia Hastings, Pesticide Education Program Coordinator, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

3:15PM

EVALUATION & PESTICIDE CREDITS





Landscape Day: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 9:00am - 3:15pm

Chaired by Joel Flagler, County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Bergen County, Landscape Day is a great opportunity for landscape professionals to hear the latest updates on key industry topics and expand their skills in new areas. Speakers from Rutgers University, the NJDEP, and private nurseries will present talks on topics including best shrubs for the landscape, best herbaceous perennials for the landscape, NJDEP Pesticide Control Program update, and pests to watch for this growing season.

Credits for Landscape Day:

  • DEP Credits: Core, Category 6B – 2 units; Category 1A, 3A, 8C, 13, PP2 – 8 units

You must be present for the entire day to be eligible for DEP credits.


View Complete Agenda for Landscape Day

TIME

TOPIC / SPEAKER

Morning Chair: Joel Flagler, County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Bergen County

9:00AM

New Introductions for the Nursery Industry

Chris Rubino, Sales Manager, Monrovia Growers

10:00AM

Best Shrubs for the Landscape

Bruce Crawford, Director, Rutgers Gardens

11:00AM

Pests to Watch for This Growing Season

Sabrina Tirpak, Senior Technician, Rutgers NJAES Plant Diagnostic Laboratory

12:00PM

LUNCH

Afternoon Chair: Joel Flagler, County Agricultural Agent, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension of Bergen County

1:15PM

Best Herbaceous Perennials for the Landscape

Bill Kolvek, Kolvek Growers, Rohsler's Nursery

2:15PM

NJ Department of Environmental Protection Pesticide Control Program Update

Stephen Bross, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Pest Control Program

3:15PM

EVALUATION & PESTICIDE CREDITS




In the event of adverse weather conditions, please visit http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/operatingstatus for updates.

In the event of a weather related cancellation, Thursday, January 12 will be the snow date for Turf Day and Friday, January 13 will be the snow date for Tree Day or Landscape Day.


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Date & Time

Last Held:
Turf Day: Jan. 9, 2017
Tree Day: Jan. 10, 2017
Landscape Day: Jan. 11, 2017

9:00am - 3:15pm
Registration begins at 8:30am

Location

County College of Morris
Student Community Center
Dragonetti Auditorium
214 Center Grove Road Randolph, NJ 07869

Parking: Follow signs for Lot 7. Follow signs to the Student Community Center. Dragonetti Auditorium is located in lower level.

Registration Fees

Pre-Registration
(on or before 1/4/17):

-TBD per person, per day
-Breakfast and lunch included
-Master Gardeners will receive a 10% discount.

On-Site Registration:
-TBD per person, per day
-Breakfast included, no lunch
-Master Gardeners will receive a 10% discount.

For assistance with your registration, please call
848-932-9271, Option 2

Questions?

For more information, call the Morris County Extension office at 973-285-8306.

Cooperating Agencies

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director's Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584.

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