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Plant Health Care

Course Code: AL0804CA17

Plant Health Care Training

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Date & Time

November 7, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)


Customizing treatments for nutrient deficiencies is not just good plant heath care, it is also a valuable new service offered by conscientious arborists. Yet, the complexity of the issues and products can be intimidating. Which products are truly worthwhile and which are just sales hype? This class will provide answers on a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Water soluble versus WIN;
  • Bio-stimulants;
  • Mychorrizae or compost tea;
  • Trunk injection or implants;
  • pH;
  • Micronutrients; and
  • Proper timing of applications.

Cultural, biological and chemical control strategies and the Growing Degree Day (GDD) method of tracking pests and diseases will be outlined and detailed for effective use and marketing.

Hands-on outdoor demonstrations will be provided (weather permitting).

Instructor Ted Szczawinski

About the Instructor

Ted Szczawinski, a Certified Tree Expert and Dean of Students at Bergen County Technical Schools, is one of the most highly rated instructors at OCPE. He brings his extensive plant and tree science knowledge to class and shares it in a way that is down-to-earth, fun, interactive, and easy-to-understand.


Pesticide Credits

6 units in 1A, 2, 3A, PP2

3 credits in 6, 18, 23, PC

2.50 credits in 3A and 10

8 credits in 3A and 3C

Certified Public Works Manager (CPWM) Credits
3 Technical, 3 Management

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Credits
Certified Arborist-4.75; BCMA Practice-1.75; BCMA Management-3

Community Forestry Credits
5 CEUs

Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) Credits
5.25 hours

Rutgers CEUs

For the latest credit information, please call (848) 932-7483.

Early Registration Fee $245.00

Register on or before October 24, 2016 and save!

Registration Fee $270.00 After October 24, 2016
Cancellation Fee $35.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Extension Conference Center
18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Parking permit required for this location (will be provided to registrants).

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano, 848-932-7317
Administrative Assistant: Karen Tizzano, 848-932-7483

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Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.