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All Americas’ Horticulture Field Day

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 pm.

Virginia Tech Hampton Roads AREC
1444 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Produced by The Virginia Horticultural Foundation and the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads AREC.

The following Field Day handouts are available for download:


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Highlights:

  • Two-third’s of the educational classes will be presented and translated in English and Spanish or presented in Spanish only.

  • Exhibits and equipment test drives and demos available throughout the day (Anyone testing equipment must sign a waiver & receive an approved wristband. No exceptions!)

  • Latin-flavored buffet lunch and refreshment breaks (included in registration fee)

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been approved for:

    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

    • Virginia Society of Landscape Designers (VSLD)

    • Virginia Certified Horticulturist (VCH, through VNLA)

    • Landscape Crew Manager/Advanced Landscape Crew Manager (from The Virginia Horticultural Foundation).

Classes Taught in:

E

=

English only

 

S

=

Spanish only

 

E+S

=

English Instructor with Spanish Translator

Schedule Subject to Change

7:30 – 8:30 am

Registration, Coffee & Morning Pastries

Marla Nock &

 Liliana Van Dam

8:30 – 9:30 am

(1 hour session)

Class 1

(E)

Disease Diagnosis For Horticultural Plants

What is wrong with my plant and how should I treat it? This workshop teaches all the tricks to check plants and answer these questions yourself.

Chuan Hong

Class 2

(E+S)

Weed Management for Turf & Nursery Crops

This presentation addresses identification of the common weeds in turf, nursery production and landscape maintenance. Current research in weed management is demonstrated.

Jeff Derr &

translator Jock Robertson

Class 3

(E+S)

Propagation Workshop

This active workshop includes seed collection from the Virginia Tech Arboretum’s diverse collection and discussion of treatment for successful germination and air layer harvesting.

Mike Andruczyk &

 translator Barbara Kraft

9:30 – 11:00 am

(1.5 hour session)

Class 1

(E)

Turfgrass Research Plot Tour

This tour focuses on maintenance practices being evaluated to improve turf quality. Stops include cultivar selection for cool season & warm season grasses, fungicides that are effective in controlling major diseases, and options for controlling common weeds.

Brandon Horvath

Class 2

(E+S)

Bare Rooting – Planting Trees Right

A major cause of stress and death of trees is burying the roots too deep when planting. Bare rooting can avoid this.  Methods for bare rooting trees (B&B and container) are demonstrated.

Bonnie Appleton & translator Javier Santos

Class 3

(S)

Pesticide Safety for Horticulture Workers

Workers learn about the worker protection standards: pesticide exposure, central posting requirements, washing contaminated clothes and emergency first aid.

Marlene Larios

11:00 – 12:30 pm

(1.5 hour session)

Class 1

(E)

Water Quality & Your Landscapes

Look at practical options like rain gardens, buffers, bio-islands, or sediment & erosion mats installed by Virginia Tech to evaluate how well they protect and conserve our valuable water resources.

Laurie Fox

Class 2

(E+S)

Arboretum Tour: Tree Parts & ID Walk

This tour uses the vast tree inventory at the Tidewater Arboretum to evaluate tree effectiveness  in various landscape situations at various ages.  Also included is a review of tree parts for identification.

Ed Bradley &

 translator Jock Robertson

Class 3

(E+S)

LIMITED SEATING

Invasive Insect Pests in Nurseries & Landscapes

Learn about insects that impact the production and survival of nursery and landscape plants in this hands-on class.  Emerald ash borer and ambrosia beetles are featured.

Pete Schultz & Eric Day & translator Yolima Carr

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Welcome Ceremony ~ Mexican Buffet Lunch

Visit Exhibitors & Equipment Demos ~ Participate in Contests & Activities

2:00 – 3:00 pm

(1 hour session)

Class 1

(E)

Add to Fall Sales: Cut Holly Production

Increase end-of-year income with a perennial crop.  Learn to increase fall sales by growing deciduous hollies for nursery sales or as a floral crop. 

Susan French

(Repeat) Class 2

(E+S)

LIMITED SEATING

Invasive Insect Pests in Nurseries & Landscapes (Repeat)

Learn about insects that impact the production and survival of nursery and landscape plants in this hands-on class.  Emerald ash borer and ambrosia beetles are featured.

Pete Schultz & Eric Day & translator Yolima Carr

Class 3

(S)

Horticultural English for Spanish Speakers

Practice English phrases and vocabulary specifically to improve understanding of jobs at hand, safety on the job site and vocabulary lists of common equipment used in horticulture.

Barbara Kraft

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CEU Credits Offered

ISA CEUs
Time Class
LCM
ALCM
VCH
(VNLA)
VSLD
Arborist
TW Climber
Municipal
BCMA Science
BCMA Practice
8:30AM Disease Diagnosis
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Weed Management
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Propagation 
1
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
9:30AM Turfgrass Research
1.5
1
1.5
0
0
0
0
0
Bare Rooting: Trees
1.5
1
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
Pesticide Safety
1.5
1
1.5
0
0
0
0
0
11AM Water Quality
1.5
1
1.5
1.5
0
1.5
0
1.5
Arboretum Tour: Tree ID
1.5
1
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
0
Invasive Insect Pests
repeated at 2:00 pm
1.5
1
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
0
2PM Cut Holly Production
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Invasive Insect Pests
repeat from 11:00 am
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Horticultural English
for Spanish Speakers
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
LCM = Landscape Crew Manager (The VA Horticultural Foundation)
ALCM = Advanced Landscape Crew Manager (The VA Horticultural Foundation)
VCH = Virginia Certified Horticulturist (Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association)
VSLD = Virginia Society of Landscape Designers
ISA = International Society of Arboriculture 

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Sponsors and Equipment Demonstrators

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