Credit Opportunities Archive

6/11/15 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Landscape Pests, Hadley, MA

Hadley Farms Meeting House

41 Russell St  
Hadley, MA 01035

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

8:30am to 12:30pm


How has our changing climate affected the health of our landscape plants? Are stressed plants more prone to insect infestation? What timely, new and expected insects of importance are prevalent on landscapes? Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, addresses many of these relevant questions and outlines management strategies for the future. Also, a strong understanding of a product’s active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Randy Prostak will discuss characteristics and use patterns of commonly used landscape herbicides.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP CEUs

 

6/9/15 - Gardening for Pollinators, Framingham, MA

Garden in the Woods 180 Hemenway Road 
FraminghamMA 01701

 

June 9th, 2015

10:00AM to 12:20PM

 

Learn how pollinators are nearly as important as sunlight, soil, and water to the reproductive success of over 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants, and take away easy tips for attracting and supporting pollinators in your own back yard.

 

Details & Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

2 AOLCP CEUs


6/9/15 - Weed Walkabout, Amherst

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, June 9, 2016

4pm to 6pm


Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park. Held rain or shine.

Details and Registration, please look for this course in their calendar

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to submit credits

 

Any questions can be directed at Ellen Weeks,

6/4/15 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Turf Pests, MA

Doubletree Hotel 

11 Beaver St  
Milford, MA 01757

Thursday, June 4, 2015

8:30am to 12:30pm

Best management practices are key to establishing and maintaining turf that can withstand pressure from damaging pests. Mary Owen, UMass Extension Turf Specialist, will focus on integrating BMPs into a pest management program, with emphasis on the use of particular cultural practices in the management of specific weed, insect and disease pests. Also, a strong understanding of a product’s active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Randy Prostak will discuss characteristics and use patterns of commonly used turf herbicides.

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP credits

 

 

 

5/31/15 - New England Wildflower Society 2015 Events, MA

The New England Wildflower Society  has released their 2015 schedule of workshops and courses.

February through December

View  programs  here

Various AOLCP CEUs

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

5/30/15 - 5/30/15 - Spring Wildflower Identification & Ecology, Norfolk, CT

Aton Forest
270 North Colebrook Road
Norfolk, CT 06058

 

Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm

 

Come learn to identify our local spring wildflowers!  Primarily focusing on spring ephemerals, we will explore the fields and woodlands of Aton Forest in search of these beautiful plants.  This workshop will take place entirely in the field so please bring any outdoor necessities.  Additionally, bringing a 10X magnification hand lens is recommended.

 

Details and registration

 

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

4 AOLCP credits

5/30/15 - Explore Native Orchids, Mt. Cuba Center, DE

3120 Barley Mill Rd

Hockessin, DE 19707

 

Saturday May30, 2015

1pm - 3pm

 

Discover what makes native orchids so special. Join Smithsonian's expert, Tom Mirenda, as he explains the unique biology or orchids, why they are highter on the evolutionary tree, and their synergistic associations with pollinators. Find out why conservation measures are  needed to save these american treasures and what you can do. 

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

 

2 AOLCP CEUs

5/28/15 - Weed Walkabout, MA

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway  
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems of woody ornamental plantings. Held rain or shine.

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

1 AOLCP credit

 

5/26/15 - Using Peonies to Attract Tiphia Parasitoids, Storrs, CT

UConn Plant Science Research and Education Facility

59 Agronomy Road, Storrs, Ct.

Tuesday May 26th (Rain Date May 27th) 11am-12pm

Saturday May 30th (Rain Date May 31st) 11am-12pm

 

Topics as follows:

Tiphia parasitoid biology

Tiphia parasitization of Japanese and oriental beetles

How to detect Tiphia in the landscape

Using peonies to attract and conserve these beneficial insects

Other white grub management options (nematodes, cultural tactics)

Q&A

 

1 AOLCP credit available

AOLCPs, please report credits online here

5/16/15 - Activated Aerated Compost Tea, PA

Longwood Gardens 1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Saturday, May 16, 2015

9am to 12pm

 

Non-Members: $40 Longwood Gardens Members: $36
 
Compost tea can improve the health of the soil and the plants in your garden and landscape.

This three-hour session will take some of the mystery out of the complex science of soil microbiology and empower participants with a common-sense solution for improving soils and reducing input costs. Learn the science behind compost tea and take home information to brew your own, biologically active, ‘designer’ compost t

 

Details and Registration

AOLCP attendance confirmation form to print out and bring to workshop

3 AOLCP Credits