Credit Opportunities Archive

6/23/16 - A Quiet Revolution in Sustainable Landscape Maintenance, Riverhead, NY

Montaukett Learning Resource Center

Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus

121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd., Riverhead, NY

Thursday June 23, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm (lunch included)

Learn why more and more businesses, communities, and schools are transitioning away from fossil fuel-powered maintenance.

Find out about Long Island's firs AGZA-certified Green Zone

Discover new technologies that deliver great performance, eliminate pollution, reduce noise, improve sustainability...and save money!

Try out a full line of innovative equipment and exciting prototypes

Please visit quietcommunities.org for details and registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please use the online form to report credits

6/21/16 - The Life of a Plant: An Introduction to Botany, Boothbay, ME

The Life of a Plant: An Introduction to Botany with Lauren Stockwell

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, ME 04537

Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23, 2016

10am to 3pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits

6/15/16 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Turf Pests, Milford, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St
Milford, MA 01757

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

8:30am to 12:30pm

 


Making the Soil – Plant Health – Pest Tolerance Connection: In turf systems soil plays a critical role in plant-pest-environment interactions. Soil depth, drainage, hardness and other parameters can lead to conditions that allow pests to infest and outcompete desirable turfgrasses. We will discuss soil physical, chemical and biological characteristics and how they may affect specific pest populations, and will consider how to remediate soil problems using best management practices.

Characteristics of Common Turf Herbicides:
A strong understanding of a product's active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Characteristics and use patterns of commonly used turf herbicides will be discussed.

Details and Registration

Please use the online form to report these credits

4 AOLCP CEUs

 

6/9/16 - Weed Walkabout, Walpole, MA

Adams Farm

999 North Street

Walpole, MA 02081

999 North Street
Walpole, MA 02081
- See more at: http://ag.umass.edu/events/weed-walkabout-1#sthash.zCBcjXUV.dpuf

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.

Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

- See more at: http://ag.umass.edu/events/weed-walkabout-1#sthash.zCBcjXUV.dpuf

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective week management progam. 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.


Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

Details and Registration

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report  CEUs

For further questions about this event, please contact Ellen Weeks,

6/2/16 - Identifying Inland Wetland Soils

French Hall 230 Stockbridge Rd
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, June 2, 2016

9am to 4pm

 

Participants will be introduced to some of the fundamental characteristics of soils that are used to identify hydric (wetland) soils in the field -- including soil texture,color, horizon type and redoximorphic features. The afternoon will include a field trip to a local wetland where participants will examine plants and soils along a wetland/ nonwetland gradient. Plant communities will be used to locate transitional wetland-upland areas in the landscape for further investigation of their soil characteristics. Participants should have taken Training Session I of this series or be able to identify wetland vegetation (by permission of instructor).

Details and Registration

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4 AOLCP CEUs


5/26/16 - Inland Wetland Plant Identification, Amherst, MA

French Hall

230 Stockbridge Rd

Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, May 26, 2016

9am to 4pm

 

This introduction to inland wetland plant identification will begin with an overview of the major characteristics of woody and non-woody vegetation used for identification in most plant keys. Guided exercises will be used in a classroom/ laboratory setting to practice keying out plant specimens collected from local wetland sources. An afternoon field trip to a local wetland will allow opportunity to practice identification skills in a natural setting. Related topics such as plant adaptations to wetland hydrology and the concept of “hydrophytic” vegetation will also be discussed. Required Text: Field Guide to Nontidal Wetland Identification, by Ralph W. Tiner, Jr. (Cost of $25 for text not included in registration fee. Please indicate when registering if you wish to purchase a copy of this field guide.)


Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

Please report credits using the online form

5/19/16 - Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout, Amherst MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5pm to 7pm


Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist; Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist; Geoffrey Njue, Extension Sustainable Landscapes
Specialist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

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,

5/19/16 - Selecting Native Herbaceous Plants for the Maine Garden, Boothbay, ME

Selecting Native Herbaceous Plants for the Maine Garden with Bill Cullina

Coastal Maine Bonanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, ME 04537

Thursday, May 19 and Thursday, July 21, 2016

10am to 5pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please report credits using the online form

5/10/16 - Soil Science for Gardeners, Boothbay, ME

Soil Science for Gardeners with Dr. Lois Berg Stack

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537


Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10 and 11, 2016

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please report credits using the online form

4/25/16 - Scouting for Early-Season Landscape Pests and Problems, Amherst, MA

UMass Extension French Hall
Amherst, MA 01003

Monday, April 25, 2016

4:30pm to 6:30pm


Kick off the growing season with hands-on scouting, identifying and even forecasting landscape pests and abiotic problems. Join
Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor
in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to
work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

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,