UACES Facebook Landscape Expo set for Feb. 20
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Jan. 30, 2020

Landscape Expo set for Feb. 20

By Abbi Ross
U of A System Division of Agriculture 

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Pesticide recertification, integrated pest management and basic landscape design are all on the lineup for the Landscape Expo Feb. 20 at the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences.

2019 Turfgrass Field Day
APPLICATION — Extension educator Jason Davis will discuss spray application equipment and protecting the environment during the landscape expo. (UA System Division of Agriculture photo by Fred Miller)

The expo gives growers the chance to renew their commercial applicator license for pesticides as well as discuss landscape maintenance and products, and ask questions, said Ryan Neal, Benton County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

“This is an opportunity for recertification training in all ornamental pesticide application as well as private applicators,” Neal said. “In addition to certification, anyone dealing with landscapes in northwest Arkansas will benefit from the information that will be presented here.”

Attendees may register online at https://bit.ly/2020-Landscape-Expo. Registration the morning of the event will be from 8:30-9:00 a.m.

 The agenda:

  • 9 a.m. — “Reading Landscape Plans and Basic Landscape Design” — Karen Hanna-Towne 
  • 10 a.m. — “Integrated Pest Management” — Aaron Cato, extension horticulture IPM specialist, Division of Agriculture
  • 11 a.m. — “Application Equipment and Environmental Concerns” — Jason Davis, extension spray application technologist for the Division of Agriculture
  • 12 p.m. — Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. — “Landscape Problems and Solutions” — Jim Robbins, extension horticulture specialist — Ornamentals, for the Division of Agriculture
  • 2 p.m. — “Turf Weeds and Controls” — John Boyd, visiting assistant professor for the department of crop, soil & environmental science
  • 3 p.m. — “Safety, Labeling, and Laws” — Ryan Neal, Benton County extension agent for the Division of Agriculture and Colin Massey, Washington County extension agent for the Division of Agriculture

 The registration deadline is Feb. 17 and the $25 fee includes lunch.

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visitwww.uaex.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @UAEX_edu.

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact Ryan Neal, 479-271-1060 or rneal@uaex.edu, as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Media Contact: Tracy Courage
Dir. of Extension Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
tcourage@uaex.edu

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