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GA Green Industry Association Coastal Green Educational Event

September 28, 2012
Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens
Join with members from GGIA’s Chapter 4 and the coastal area for our latest and greatest education event covering everything from hot annuals and perennials, landscape pests to increasing profits through consulting.  Here’s the rundown for the complete program. For more information or to register, please call the GGIA office at 706-632-0100. Early bird registration fee is just $50 per person
8:15 – 8:45 AM         Registration
8:45 – 9:00 AM         Welcome – GGIA Chapter 4 Leadership
9:00 – 10:00 AM     Hot New Annuals and Perennials for the Landscape – Bodie Pennisi, Landscape Specialist, UGA. Bodie will share exciting new annuals and perennials to add to your palette.
10:00 – 10:15 AM    Break
10:15 – 11:15 AM       Non-Native Invasive Pests of Georgia, Mark Raines, Forest Health Specialist, Georgia Forestry Commission. Mark will cover both insect and disease identification and control in the urban forest and landscape.
11:15 – 12:15 PM       Biological Control of Pests in the Landscape – Kris Braman, Entomologist, UGA. Biological control is of great interest in a sustainable landscape. Kris will cover the top 10 pests and strategies to boost natural enemies that help reduce pest population.
12:15 – 12:45 PM      Lunch (included with registration fee)
12:45 – 1:45 PM        Best Shrubs and Woodies for the Coast, Matthew Chappell, Nursery Specialist, UGA. Matthew will talk about which shrubs and woodies have shown dependable performance for the coastal climates. He will also cover some new arrivals to the woody palette.
1:45 – 2:45 PM         On-Site Consulting: A New Business Opportunity, Don Gardner, Glynn County Extension Service. Adversity and opportunity are the same word in Chinese. Don will discuss concrete advice on the steps to begin a consulting division of your company, how to decide what pesticides/herbicides to use for each client, and how to include tree care services and arborist consulting in your business.
2:45 – 3:45 PM         Pre-emergent and Post-Emergent Use, Safety, and New Products for the Landscape, Mark Czarnota, Weed Specialist, UGA
3:45 – 4:30 PM        Enjoy fellowship and networking with the members of Chapter 4. Learn of future opportunities and have input for the chapter activities in your area.