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Educational Programs 2005

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"2004 in Review - Trends in Kentucky Production"
Discussion of nursery pests and problems of the 2004 season and an opportunity for grower discussion. Kentucky Landscape Industries Winter Trade Show and Conference
Date: January 14, 2005, 8:30 am
Speakers: Dava Hayden and Amy Fulcher
Location: International Convention Center, Louisville, KY
"Liners: Selection, Pest Inspection, Handling, Pruning, and Storage"
and "Pruning 2nd and 3rd Year Trees" at the Nursery Winter Workshop
Speakers: Mark Halcomb - U.T. Nursery Specialist, Dava Hayden - U.K. Extension Associate - Nursery Crops, Brent Wearren - Wearren and Son Nursery, Inc.
February 2, 2005 - Shelby Co. Extension Office & Wilson's Nurseries, Inc., Shelbyville, KY
February 3, 2005 - Calloway County Farm Bureau Office & Stockdale Farm, Murray, KY
Pesticide Ceus: 2 general hours
Registration Fee: TBA

Getting Started in the Nursery Business
Speakers: Dava Hayden and Dr. Winston Dunwell
Date: March 1, 2005, 9:00 - 1200 noon, Registration at 8:30 am
Location: UKREC, Princeton, KY
Registration Fee: TBA
Putting Integrated Pest Management to Work in the Nursery
"Scouting Field and Container Nurseries", "Alien Invaders", “Maple Miseries – The Latest on Combating Leafhoppers, Flatheaded Appletree Borer, and Shoot Boring Caterpillars”, and "Using Technology to Out-Smart Pests: pheromone traps, tissue and leachate analysis, and soil sampling"
Speakers: Craig Adkins, Commercial Horticulture Agent - NCSU, Joe Boggs, OSU Extension Educator and Horticulture Specialist, Bonny Miller, U.K. Entomology M.S. student, and Amy Fulcher, U.K. Extension Associate - Nursery Crops
Date: May 25, 2005
Location: Boone County Extension Office and Ammon Wholesale Nursery, Inc., Burlington, KY
Pesticide Ceus: 5 general, 1 category specific 3, 10, 12, 18, 19, or 20
Registration Fee: $20
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Summer Pruning
Speaker: Brent Wearren - Wearren and Son Nursery, Inc.
Please note date change
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2005
Location: Wearren and Son Nursery, Inc., Taylorsville, KY
Free, but please call Amy Fulcher 859-257-1273 to register.
Pot-in-Pot Management
“Addressing the Rooting Out Problem”, “Irrigation and Fertilization”, and “Insects – Identifying, Monitoring, and Controlling for Summer Selling”
Speakers: Dr. John Ruter, University of Georgia and Dr. Dan Potter, UK
Date: June 21, 2005
Location: UKREC, Hwy 91 South, Princeton, KY, KY
Registration Fee: $25
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Pesticide Ceus: 2 specific hours, categories: 3, 10, 12, 18, 19, and 20
Thanks to additional sponsors: Harrell's Fertilizers Inc. and The Scotts Company
Nursery Pesticide Use and Summer Safety
(in Spanish and English)
Topics/Speakers: “Sun Protection and Skin Cancer” Vivian Lasley-Bibbs - U.K. HEEL Program; “Pesticide Use and Safety – Worker Protection Safety and Handler Protection Safety” Dr. Fred Whitford – Purdue University and Santiago Tijerina - Transition Resources; “Tractor and Bushhog Safety” Dale Dobson – Kentucky Department of Agriculture; and “Tips for Staying Hydrated and Heat Safety” Kim Henken - U.K. Extension Associate for Environmental Issues
Date: July 13, 2005
Location: Nelson County Extension Office and Valley Hill Nursery
Pesticide Ceus: 2 general
Registration Fee: $10
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University of Kentucky Field Day
Topics and Speakers: TBA – various horticulture demonstrations and informal presentations
Date: July 28, 2005
Location: UKREC, Princeton, KY
Registration Fee: None

Nursery Management
“Business Management”, “Marketing”, and “Industry Trends”
Roundtable discussion will follow to address individual markets.
Date: August 2, 2005
Speakers: Dr. Charlie Hall, UT and Dr. Steve Isaacs, UK
Audience: Nursery, Landscape, and Garden Center
Location: UKREC, Princeton, KY
Registration Fee: $35.00 per person or $30 for two or more in the same company
Thanks to additional sponsor: WKNLA
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Risk Management and Financial Analysis Workshop for Nursery/Greenhouse Growers
Open discussion on risks facing nursery firms; risk management skills assessment; financial strengths quiz, General risk management principles and concepts, Business and financial management tools, Crop insurance, Computer-based tools for horticulture business analysis
August 31, 2005, UK Research and Education Center, Princeton, KY
September 1, 2005, Adult Learning Center, Bardstown, KY
Speakers: Dr. A. Hodges, Dr. L. Crane, and Dr. J. Haydu
Audience: Nursery and Greenhouse Production
Registration Fee: $20.00 per person

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Click here for driving directions


For more information or updates contact:

Dava Hayden 270.365.7541 x 279 , Amy Fulcher 859.257.1273 , or Win Dunwell 270.365.7541 x 209 , or check out:

Sponsored by KY Integrated Pest Management

All programs funded by the Kentucky Horticulture Council through an Ag Development Board grant.

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