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UT Extension Hosts Landscape Review

JACKSON, Tenn. – For landscapers, growers or retailers who wish to stay current on best management practices for turf and landscape, UT Extension is hosting a field day for you.

The 2012 Landscape Review will take place on Tuesday, September 11, at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee. The Landscape Review will feature walking tours of the UT Gardens Jackson, an overview of plant trials used to evaluate better plants for Tennessee landscapes and updates on current pest, disease and weed control methods. A complete breakdown of the sessions is as follows:

9 a.m. – Using Turfgrass Weeds, Insects and Diseases as Indicators
10 a.m. – Walking Tour I: Tough Pest Resistant Plants
11 a.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Disease and Recommended Control
Noon – Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m. – Walking Tour II: Tough Pest Resistant Plants
2:15 p.m. – Update on Ornamental Plant Pests and Recommended Control

This program will provide five pesticide recertification points in C3, C10 and C12. Points will be awarded at each session.


Admission is $10. For more information, including directions to the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, go to
http://west.tennessee.edu.

While Landscape Review is designed to be an information field day for those in the horticulture industry, interested gardeners are also welcome to attend.


UT Extension operates in each of Tennessee’s 95 counties as the off-campus division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. An educational and outreach organization funded by federal, state and local governments, UT Extension, in cooperation with Tennessee State University, brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.


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Contacts:
Susie Nicholson, UT Extension, 731-425-4717, snichol@utk.edu
Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communication Services, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu