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29th Annual Long Island Horticulture Conference

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Brookhaven National Laboratory

Berkner Hall (Bldg. 488)

Upton, NY 11973

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At the forefront of Long Island horticulture for over 25 years...

We invite you to join us for the 29th annual Long Island Horticulture Conference! Landscapers, nursery growers, arborists, landscape architects and designers, turf managers, and others in the horticulture industry throughout Long Island and beyond are invited to attend.

GENERAL SESSION

7:30-8:30 AM Sign-in/Refreshments

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Announcements

Mina Vescera, CCE-Suffolk & Timothy Green, Brookhaven National Laboratory

8:45 – 9:15 NYSDEC LI Pesticide Pollution Prevention Strategy Update: The Next High Priority Active Ingredients ---- Joyce Rodler, Pesticide Control Specialist, Bureau of Pest Management, NYS DEC Region 1

9:15 – 9:45The Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) and its Relation with Horticultural Resources ---- Luke Gervase, Education Outreach Specialist, LIISMA

9:45 – 10:15 'Shroom Savvy: Mushroom Encounters Explained ---- Tamson Yeh, Pest Management/Turf Specialist, CCE-Suffolk

10:15 – 10:30 SHORT BREAK with refreshments

10:30 – 11:00 Garden Revolution to More Ecologically Stable, Self-Renewing Landscapes ---- Thomas Christopher, Horticultural Author, Columnist and Radio Host, Middletown, CT

11:00 – 12:00 Tick Management Products Efficacy Trial Results & More ---- Moses Cucura, M.S., Entomologist, Suffolk County Vector Control

12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH



TWO CONCURRENT AFTERNOON BREAK-OUT SESSION



LANDSCAPE SESSION

1:00 – 2:00 Soil Compaction: Implications and Restoration for Managed Landscapes ---- Deborah Aller Ph.D., Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, CCE Suffolk

2:00 – 3:00 The Slick Story of Adjuvants, Surfactants and Water Conditioners ---- Tamson Yeh, Pest Management/Turf Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

3:00 – 3:15 SHORT BREAK with refreshments

3:15 – 4:15 The Next Worst Thing: What’s in Store with Pests (But Not All Bad News) ---- Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist, CCE-Suffolk

4:15 – 4:30 Adjourn and Distribution of CEUs

DESIGN SESSION

1:00 – 1:30 Container Design with Natives ---- Thomas Christopher, Horticultural Author, Columnist and Radio Host, Middletown, CT

1:30 – 2:00 Top Plant Picks You Should Be Using ---- Pat Brown, Horticultural Consultant, Buckley’s Wholesale Farm

2:00 – 2:30 Boxwood Disease Management Through Plant Choice: Today and Tomorrow ---- Margery Daughtrey, Senior Extension Associate, Section of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University

2:30 – 3:00 A Case of Mistaken Identity: The Invasives, the Look-Alikes, & the Exempt ---- Mina Vescera, Nursery/Landscape Specialist, CCE-Suffolk

3:00 – 3:15 SHORT BREAK with refreshments

3:15 – 4:15 Diversifying Your Plant Palette with Ecotypic Native Plants ---- Polly Weigand, Science and Stewardship Program Manager, Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning and Policy Commission

4:15 – 4:30 Adjourn and Distribution of CEUs


Interested in Continuing Education Credits?

DEC Pesticide recertification credits: Pending - call for information: Mina Vescera, 631-603-9613 or email mv365@cornell.edu.

ISA Certified Arborist CEUs: ISA certified arborists can earn a total of either 6 or 5.5 credits for the day. General Session: 3.0; Landscape Session: 3.0; Design Session: 2.5.

NYS Registered Landscape Architects: This program offers a total of 5.5 hours of NYSED (HSW) continuing education units under the subjects of horticulture, and vegetative management for registered landscape architects. General Session: 2.50 credit hours, HSW, Landscape or Design Sessions: 3 credit hours.

CNLP recertification education credits available for the NYS Nursery & Landscape Association’s Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional Program: 3 for the AM General Session, and 3 each for the Design and Landscape Sessions.

How to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Please read this important message.
Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits: Participants must sign in before the start of each session, and present their applicator’s license identification card in order to sign-in. A certificate of attendance is given at sign-in of each session and will be stamped at the end of each session. If you fail to present your pesticide applicator’s license (or acceptable photo ID), or if you arrive after the sign-in sheet has been removed, you will not be given a certificate of attendance. Sign-in sheets will be removed a few minutes into the first presentation of each session.
NYS Registered Landscape Architects: Landscape architects interested in earning CEUs are required to sign in before the start of each session. Sign-in sheets will be removed a few minutes into the second presentation. A certificate of attendance is given at sign-in, and must be stamped at the end of each session. If the sign-in sheet has been removed, you will not be given a certificate of attendance.
CNLP Professionals & ISA Certified Arborists: Participants interested in earning professional credits must be present for the entire workshop. At the end of the workshop, you’ll need to sign an attendance sheet before leaving.


To print a copy of the program, visit this link: http://ccesuffolk.org/events/2016/01/21/long-island-horticulture-conference

After February 23rd, registration and walk-in fee is $100. No refunds after February 23rd.

Questions? Email Melissa Elkins, Sr. Admintstrative Assistant Agriculture Program at me336@cornell.edu


Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Cornell Cooperative Extension is funded in part by Suffolk County through the office of the County Executive and the County Legislature.

Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County at 631-727-7850 ext. 341 if you have any special needs.

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