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“The Role of Biostimulants in Sustainable Management of Turf” and “Preparing for Pest Control in the Winter and Spring”

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EST

$20

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The Role of Biostimulants in Sustainable Management of Turf

Dr. Mussie Habteselassie, Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences, University of Georgia

Biostimulants include a collection of products that contain microorganisms and/or plant or animal-derived constituents that are alleged to stimulate plant growth and soil health. They are often described as being more sustainable alternatives and/or supplements to conventional agrochemicals. This webinar will introduce the audience to various types of biostimulants and discuss research on their use and efficacy.


9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Preparing for Pest Control in the Winter and Spring

Dr. Frank Hale, Dept. of Entomology, University of Tennessee

Winter is a good time to make some pest control actions that will reduce pest pressure in the spring. Deciduous trees can be treated with horticultural oil for scale insects and other overwintering insects or mites. Systemic insecticide drenches can be made in the winter to control common pests such as lace bugs and boxwood leafminer as soon as they become active in the spring. Many other pests that become active in the spring are more susceptible to control. Early control options will also prevent most of the potential pest damage and help maintain a more aesthetic landscape or the rest of the year.


CEUs Awarded:

AL: None
GA: Hour 1 – 1 CEU in Cat 24
Hour 2 – 1 CEU in Cats 23 or 24
SC: Hour 1 – 1 CEU in Cat 5
Hour 2 – 1 CEU in Cat 3
TN: 2 points – C03-Ornamental & Turf, C10-Demo & Research and C12-Pesticide Dealer