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Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate Course

Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
4th Annual Organic Land Care Certificate Course



February 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9, 2016
(Snow Date: February 10)

Course Code: AL1601CA16

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate Course is a 5-day class for landscapers and land care providers. The course focuses on organic practices for promoting healthy soil, enhancing biodiversity, and reducing polluted runoff from managed landscapes.

The course is designed for professional landscapers, property managers, public works employees, groundskeepers, landscape architects and Rutgers Master Gardeners. The class does not focus on recreation and sports turf fields although these professionals are welcome.

The certificate program requirements include:

  • Attendance at the 5 day course
  • Passing an optional exam based on course content

Participants that pass the exam will receive a certificate of completion and be listed on the organic land care program website: www.njaes.rutgers.edu/organiclandcare.

 


Program and Speakers

  • Pesticide Risk, Toxicity and Environmental Contamination - Roy Meyer, Former Bureau Chief, NJDEP
  • Physical, Chemical, Biological Aspects of Soil - Dan Kluchinski, Agricultural Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Soil Food Web - Jennifer Adams Krumins, Associate Professor, Montclair State University
  • Compost and Compost Tea - Michael Kolenut, President, Lincoln Landscaping
  • Lawn Installation, Fertilization, and Management - James Murphy, Extension Specialist in Turf Grass Management, and Brad Park, Sports Turf Research & Education Coordinator, Rutgers University
  • Water Resource Protection - Michele Bakacs, Environmental Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Rain Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting - Amy Rowe, Environmental Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Mulches - Nick Polanin, Agricultural Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Sustainable Landscape Design - Jan-Marie Traynor, Professor Emeritus, County College of Morris
  • History of Organics - Joseph Heckman, Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility, Rutgers University
  • Landscaping with Edible Plants (lunchtime speaker) - Joseph Heckman, Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility, Rutgers
  • Incorporating Native Plants and Lawn Alternatives - Rick McCoy, President, Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services
  • Planting and Plant Care - Dominick Mondi, Executive Director, New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Disease Management, Trees and Shrubs - Charles Schmitt, Sr. Resource Extension Educator, Cornell University
  • Key Insect/Mite Pests of Landscape Trees & Shrubs - Steve Rettke, Ornamental IPM Program Associate, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Cultural Practices: Bringing it All Together - Bill Hlubik, Agricultural Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Wildlife Management - Madeline Flahive DiNardo, Agricultural Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  • Business Management and Customer Communications - Chris Paul, President, Genesis Landscape Contractors, Inc.
  • Organic Landscapers Panel Discussion - Barry Draycott, President, TechTerra Environmental; Keith Haitz, President, HydroGreen; Rick McCoy, and Chris Paul

The program concludes with an optional exam, pesticide recertification form distribution, and overall program evaluation.

 


Credits

The February 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9, 2016 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

Pesticide Recertification Credits

  • New Jersey - Core- 4 units; 3A- 12 units; 3B- 4 units; 13– 4 units
  • New York - Call Michele Bakacs at 732-398-5274 for details
  • Pennsylvania - Call Michele Bakacs at 732-398-5274 for details

New Jersey Certified Fertilizer Applicator Credits
4 credits

The NJDEP Natural Turf and Landscape Management Certificate

NOFA AOLCP Credits
Call Michele Bakacs at 732-398-5274 for details

 

 

Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Organic Landcare Certificate Course" or Course Code AL1601) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Date & Time

Last Held:
February 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9, 2016
Snow Date: February 10
8:00am - 5:00pm

Location

County College of Morris
Landscape and Horticultural Technology Building, Room 110
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869

Registration Fees

Registration fee includes: program, optional exam, and listing of your business on the Rutgers website. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Registration Fee: TBD

Registration will close at midnight on 1/30.

Optional Printed Materials Fee: TBD

Printed materials must be ordered by 1/27.

NOTE: Course materials will be distributed electronically via flashdrives. If you would like the materials printed, then the printed materials fee applies.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension

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

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