Landscape Color and Professional Field Day
Presented by NC State's Department of Horticultural Science and the JC Raulston Arboretum
- Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 8:00 am–12:30 pm
Join us for the 2021 Landscape Color and Professional Field Day for a morning filled with helpful information for green industry professionals. The subject matter is across the board, giving professionals a wide variety of interesting topics they'll find useful in their daily tasks.
- 8:00 am
- Registration (closes at 8:30 am and welcome back!)
- 8:40 am
- Concurrent Sessions (Color Field Trials and Horticultural Field Lab)*
- 12:30 pm
- Program concludes
*Each session runs about 50 minutes and will be repeated four times throughout the three-hour period. Participants will rotate through each location in small groups.
"It's All about Color"
Mark Weathington, Bernadette Clark, and Douglas Ruhren
Tour the Color Trials, see the new plant introductions, and vote for your favorites. Join the JC Raulston Arboretum's horticultural staff as they discuss the Color Trials.
"Controlling Bamboo and Other Invasive Plants in Landscapes"
Joe Neal, Department of Horticultural Science
Running bamboos are some of the most difficult to control weedy ornamental plants. Once established, they spread aggressively by rhizomes. Control and containment measures are often inadequate because the infestations return again and again. In this presentation, Joe Neal, Ph.D., will discuss what makes bamboo and other weedy ornamentals so difficult to control, as well as guidelines for containment and control. Of course, the first step in controlling invasive plants like bamboo is to avoid planting such invasive plants.
Weed control discussion.
"Planting—It Is Truly All about Getting It Right"
Barbara Fair, Department of Horticultural Science
Join Barbara Fair as she shares research-based planting practices that illustrate root ball management, getting the depth correct, and staking that really works.
"So You Think You Know How to Operate a Chainsaw?"
Travis Black and Nathan Trull, Bartlett Tree Experts
Join Travis Black and Nathan Trull from Bartlett Tree Experts to learn how to operate a chainsaw in a safe manner. They will share the common safety features of a saw and share tips on starting and normal use.
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education credit has been applied for through the NC Landscape Contractors’ Licensing Board and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
- Online registration (ends June 22 at 5:00 pm): $15.00, onsite registration (June 23): $20.00.
- Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 200 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
- Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
- JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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- Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
- Contact Barb Fair at email@example.com for more information about this field day. For help with registration, please contact Chris Glenn at (919) 513-7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.