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Northeast Indiana Landscape & Turf Seminars

October 8, 2018

Date: October 19, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Northeast Indiana Landscape & Turf Seminars. This daylong event provides education and networking opportunities for turf and landscape professionals as well as gardening enthusiasts in the greater Fort Wayne and broader Indiana region. We have speakers presenting on topics that are relevant and significant to a wide range of individuals working and interested in the green industry. Continuing certification hours have been approved for both the morning and afternoon sessions allowing for landscape and turf professionals to earn commercial and private applicator credit throughout the day.


We have morning, afternoon, and day long options to meet your needs. The morning sessions cover topics pertinent to turf and the afternoon is focused on landscape ornamentals. However, the information is important to all individuals! Anyone with an interest in the green industry, horticulture, or gardening will learn helpful information in all sessions.

Lunch is provided for individuals that attend the full day and is brought to you by Walnut Hill Catering & Events.

Attendees must pre-register for this event by October 11, 2018. Registration cannot be accepted at the door. 


Registration fees:

$100   Full day, meal included, PARP NOT included    

$40     Morning ONLY, no meal

$60     Afternoon ONLY, no meal

$10     PARP (optional)

Seminar Descriptions:

Indiana's most troublesome turf insects   

Douglas Richmond Turfgrass Entomology Extension Specialist, Purdue University

This session will review the biology and control options for the most problematic insect pests associated with Turfgrass in Indiana. Special consideration will be given to recent pest outbreaks in Northeastern Indiana.


The Honey Bee and Native Pollinators Neonic Dilemma    

J Krispn Given Apiculture Specialist, Purdue University

How the use of systemic pesticide use is causing increased pollinator mortality in the Midwest, the presentation will focus on honey bees health mainly and some biology.


Brown is a Color, Too 

Ben Futa Director of Allen Centennial Garden, UW-Madison

Late fall and early winter are not typically considered a time of excitement in the garden, yet there's still so much to see and experience. This talk explores inspirational plant combinations and maintenance methods for enhancing any garden from November and beyond. 


Managing Mites and Insects in Controlled Environments 

Laura Ingwell Postdoc Scientist Department of Entomology, Purdue University

This talk will go over strategies to mitigate insect and mite infestations in controlled environments, including prevention, cultural tactics, biological control and insecticide selection.


Stopping Invasive Plants in Indiana

Ellen Jacquart Indiana Native Plant and Wildflowers Invasive Education Chair

Twenty years of efforts to stop the sale of highly invasive plants in Indiana have resulted in a DNR rule that has now been preliminarily adopted by the Natural Resource Commission. The talk will discuss which species are in the rule, what the implications are, and what the next steps are.


Personal Protective Equipment (PARP)

James Wolff Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Purdue Extension - Allen County

This lesson will be a discussion of personal protective equipment needed for pesticide applications. Required program to receive private applicator credits. Free to attend, but additional fee required ($10) to obtain credit for private applicator credits.


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