Landscape Color and Professional Field Day

Walk-in Registrations Welcome

Presented by NC State's Department of Horticultural Science and the JC Raulston Arboretum

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – 9:00 am4:30 pm

Register Note: Online registration is closed at this time. Walk-in registrations are welcome on Wednesday morning.

Join us for the 2018 Landscape Color and Professional Field Day for a day filled with helpful information for green industry professionals.

Note: The Landscape Color and Professional Field Day is for green industry professionals only.

2017 Field Day

Agenda

8:30 am
Registration (closes at 9:00 am)
9:00 am
Concurrent sessions (each session runs about 50 minutes, and will be repeated three times throughout the three-hour period.

Color Trials Tour/New Plant Introductions and Landscape Professional Sessions (in Arboretum and Horticulture Field Lab)

Located in the Arboretum and Horticultural Field Lab.

Group One starts at Station One at 9:00 am to 9:50 am, then proceeds to Station Two from 10:00 am to 10:50 am, then ends at Station Three from 11:00 am to 11:50 am

Group Two starts at Station Two at 9:00 am to 9:50 am, then proceeds to Station Three from 10:00 am to 10:50 am, and ends at Station One from 11:00 am to 11:50 am

Group Three starts at Station Three at 9:00 am to 9:50 am, then proceeds to Station One from 10:00 am to 10:50 am, then ends at Station Two from 11:00 am to 11:50 am.

Topics and Speakers

"Annual and Perennials, Oh My!"
Mark Weathington, Bernadette Clark, Douglas Ruhren, Department of Horticultural Science

Tour of Color Trials and see the new plant introductions.

"Pruning Techniques at the Nursery”
Danny VanDevender, Jericho Farms

Danny will discuss how the impacts of nursery pruning as it trees make their way into the landscape. What do we have to think about regarding pruning once the trees are established? What are fatal flaws? What can you accept and what should you expect from the nursery?

"Postemergence Weed Control with Natural Products"
Joe Neal, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science

Many "natural products" are available for postemergence control of weeds. Do they work? The short answer is—yes. But, most have only contact action. That means multiple applications are generally required. Established and perennial weeds are likely not going to be controlled. Additionally, applicators need to remember that "natural" does not equal "safe" for the applicator. The efficacy of several "natural" herbicides will be demonstrated and discussed.

One hour pesticide rectification credit applied for through the NCDA&CS.

12:00 pm
Enjoy lunch (provided)
1:00 pm
Afternoon indoor sessions

Greenhouse Professional Sessions

Horticulture Field Lab Greenhouse Head House – ride a shuttle to and from the greenhouses)

1:00 pm

"Weed Management in Greenhouses (and Covered Structures)
Joe Neal, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science

Joe will focus on what is new in weed control for greenhouse and ornamental growing, along with discussing issues with drift/contaminants.

2:00 pm

"Introduction to Greenhouse Industrial Hemp"
Emily Febles, NC Industrial Hemp Program Manager

Emily will provide an overview of the NC Industrial Hemp program and discuss aspects that greenhouse growers may be interested in exploring.

2:35 pm

"Nutrient Monitoring and Diagnostics"
Hunter Landis, NCDA&CS

Nutrient monitoring and diagnostic services provided by NCDA&CS.

3:00 pm

"Plant Responses and Economics of Supplement Lighting in Greenhouses"
Ricardo Hernandez, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science

Ricardo will discuss the costs and benefits of purchasing supplemental light for your greenhouse. Emphasis will be on what is needed and applications for your operation.

One hour Pesticide Rectification Credit Applied for in categories L,N,O, and X.

Landscape Professional Sessions

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

1:00 pm

"What’s Bugging Our Trees?"
Rob Trickel, NCAGR, Natural Resources

The first step in applying Integrated Pest Management for ailing trees is proper diagnosis of insect pests and tree diseases and disorders. We will look at how signs and symptoms of tree health problems lead to proper diagnosis and set us on the trail to providing appropriate care.

One hour pesticide rectification credit applied for through the NCDA&CS.

2:00 pm

"Got a Prescription for Your Fertilization Program?
Barbara Fair, Ph.D., Department of Horticultural Science

Barb will provide guidance and tips on why to fertilize, what to use, how often, and the factors you should consider prior to throwing your first granule out there.

3:00 pm
"Assessment and Predictions of Tree Risk to Urban Conditions and Scale Insect Herbivory"
Michael Just, Graduate Student, Plant and Microbial Biology NC State University

A key challenge to achieving sustainable urban trees is identifying planting sites that allow trees to thrive with minimal pesticide, irrigation, or other interventions. To solve this challenge, predictions are needed on how site-specific conditions affect long-term tree vitality. Urban trees are subjected to increased temperature, water stress, and scale insect pressure, as compared to rural trees, all of which can deteriorate tree condition. We demonstrate that impervious surface cover surrounding trees can be used to predict scale abundances and urban tree health, but that the strength of the effect can differ with the background climate of the location of the tree.

One hour pesticide rectification credit applied for through the NCDA&CS.

4:00 pm
Field Day concludes

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credits (five, non-business) have been applied for through the NC Landscape Contractors' Licensing Board.

Pesticide recertification credits (D=4, L=4, N=4, O=2, X=4) have been applied for through the NCDA&CS.
Cost
Early registration (ends June 22): $35.00, late registration (begins June 23): $50.00.
Registration
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited and is considered complete when payment is received.
Cancellation
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Location
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
Directions
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Parking
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions
Contact Barb Fair at barbara_fair@ncsu.edu for more information about this field day. For help with registration, please contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or chris_glenn@ncsu.edu.