Nursery Winter Workshop 2008:

Management/Marketing and 2008 Pest Management Update

CEUs: 3 general & 1 specific Pesticide CEUs Cat. 3, 10, 12, and 14.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hardin County Extension Office
201 Peterson Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-9370

$30 per person if received by Feb. 6, 2008
Registration Form http://www.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell/NurseryWinterWorkshopreform2008.doc

$40 if received after Feb. 6 or at the door


Come for the Workshop and Stay for the Farm Machinery Show!

8:30-9:00 Eastern Time Registration  

Management and Marketing

9:00-9:30 Marketing for Success

Bill Holleran, KDA, will discuss marketing and management issues in the nursery, what has worked and what hasn’t, and tips for successful marketing in the future.

9:30-10:00 What Your Customers Want

Tim Woods, UK Extension Specialist for Ag. Economics, will unveil results from the latest Nursery Crops Buyers Survey and basic marketing approaches for wholesale growers.

10:00-10:10 Break

10:10-11:10 Pam Bennett, The Ohio State University (invited)

Topic TBA

11:10-12:00 Grower Panel

Johnnie Stockdale, Stockdale Nurseries and Landscape, Mike Dreisbach, Bill Lose Wholesale Nursery, others TBA

12:00-12:30 Lunch (provided)

 2008 Pest Management Update

12:30-1:30 Understanding Horned Oak Gall, Maple Tip Borer, and Calico Scale

Dr. Dan Potter, UK Professor of Entomology, will provide growers with the latest on these pests with an emphasis on lifecycle and controls that will and won’t work.

1:30-2:00 Two Years And Counting

Amy Fulcher, UK Extension Associate for Nursery Crops, will discuss what two years of trapping Granulate Ambrosia Beetle tell us and how these results can be used in managing Granulate Ambrosia Beetle. Traps and samples of Granulate Ambrosia Beetle will be given away.

 2:00-2:20 Scale Scare!

UK Department of Entomology MS student Sarah Mack will introduce growers to Magnolia Scale and Oak Leucanium Scale, some worst case infestation examples straight from the UK landscape, and will present her ideas on how to identify resistance among a range of Oak and Magnolia species, as well as the role that ants play in scale proliferation.

2:20-2:30 Break

2:30-3:30 Life After Ash

Dr. Fredric Miller, Professor of Horticulture, Joliet Junior College and a Research Associate at The Morton Arboretum, will discuss his comprehensive research project on major pests of several common nursery crops including: Oaks, Hornbeams, Elms, Maples and Lindens.

 3:30-4:20 Controlling Cicadas in Nurseries: An Illinois Perspective

Dr. Fredric Miller will discuss cicada control in nurseries. He will cover research on cicada damage, 4 year damage assessments, control of cicadas, and host plant preferences as well as on-going control research from the Morton Arboretum. (In 2008, 17 Year Periodic Cicada Brood XIV will emerge statewide (except Purchase and possibly Pennyrile Areas).)

For More Information:
Amy Fulcher, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops, 859.257.1273, afulcher@uky.edu,
Jeremy Griffith, Extension Associate for Nursery Crops, 270.365.7541 x 279, jegrif0@email.uky.edu,
or Win Dunwell, Extension Specialist for Nursery Crops, 270.365.7541 x 209, wdunwell@uky.edu