Attention Landscape Contractors, Pesticide Applicators, and Certified Arborists

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Don’t wait until next spring when you are busy, to earn your recertification hours for the 2018-19 cycle. Watauga Cooperative Extension will provide an opportunity to earn all 7 required NC Landscape Contractors License recertification credits for the cycle ending July 31st, 2019. 2 required hours of business classes are included. In addition you will be able to earn 3 hours of pesticide recertification in the L, N, D, X categories. 3 hours of continuing education credit for ISA Certified Arborists will also be offered. We have a great group of speakers lined up that will provide you invaluable information for making your landscape business more successful. You will want to stay for the whole day as our last speaker will have you outdoors for hands on demonstration of proper pruning and tree felling techniques.

     The event will be held at Watauga County Cooperative Extension Conference Center on Thursday October 11th, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. The conference center is located at 252 Poplar Grove Rd. in Boone. There will be various vendors who sell landscaping supplies and equipment that you can visit with during lunch, as well as the NC Agrisafe Program that will provide health screenings. There is a $10 charge to offset costs for the lunch that will be provided, along with other associated costs of the event. To help with planning, please register by calling the Watauga County Cooperative Extension office at 828-264-3061. To register online go to http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4m6g6k8ab&oeidk=a07efp0wr569cd66867 If you do not need landscape contractor’s license hours and cannot attend all day, you may attend just the classes you need. See schedule for times and credits you can earn.

Time

Class

Pesticide Cert. Hours Contractors License  Credits ISA Cert. Hours
8:15-8:30 Registration:  $10 includes lunch
8:30-9:30 Personal Protection and Safety for Professional Landscape Contractors:  Cynthia Smith, NC Agromedicine Institute

1 hr

LNDX

 

1 hr

Business

 

9:35-10:35 How to Manage Difficult Situations with Employees, Keep Your Sanity, and Still Remain Profitable:  Paige Moody, Arbor Enterprises Inc.

1 hr

Business

 

10:40-11:40 Turf Fertility and Disease Management:  Dr. Jim Kearns, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist N.C. State University

1 hr

LNDX

1 hr  
11:40-12:40 Lunch and visit with vendors
12:40-1:40 Battery Powered Landscape Equipment:  Green Works, Scott Lumadue  

1 hr

 

1:45-2:45

 

Update on Current Diseases/ Using Growth Regulators in the Landscape:  Patrick Anderson, Rainbow Tree Care

1 hr

LNDX

1 hr 1 hr
2:50-4:50

Proper Pruning and Tree Felling Techniques: Rob Reynolds, Green Valley Arborist

 

2 hrs

 

2 hrs