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Meadow Installation and Management $15
April 2, 4-6 pm, Credits: 1 Nut. Mgmt., 1 Pest., 1 CNP, New Castle County and Sussex County Extension Offices, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark
Learn how to install a meadow to promote water recharge, support wildlife, and reduce maintenance inputs in the landscape. We will cover different installation strategies including soil assessment, timing and species mixtures. Learn how to maintain a meadow to keep it attractive and functioning. This workshop is offered in New Castle County; workshop will be delivered in Sussex County using distance learning technology. Instructor: Sue Barton
Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk $15
June 5, 4-6:30 pm, Credits: 2 ISA, 2 Pest., 1 CNP, Sussex County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown
Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at the Sussex County Extension Office. Learn about pests on ash trees, and how to differentiate between common and invasive insects such as borers. Instructors: Nancy Gregory, Brian Kunkel, and Tracy Wootten
Pest and Beneficial Insect Walk and Identification Workshop $15
July 10, 4-6:30 pm, Credits: 2 ISA, 2 Pest., 1 CNP, University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, DE, meet at the entrance to Fischer Greenhouse Learn to identify insect and disease pests, as well as beneficial insects in the landscape at the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. Find out what signs and symptoms are used to identify pests and diseases. Walk followed by microscopic examination of specimens in Room 012 Townsend Hall, 531 S College Avenue, Newark, DE. Instructors: Nancy Gregory, Brian Kunkel, and Carrie Murphy
SAVE THE DATE: Turf Short Course, December 6, New Castle County Cooperative Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark.
New Castle County Short Courses
Please check workshop description for meeting location. Register with Carrie Murphy (302) 831-2506 or email@example.com.
Sussex County Short Courses
Please check workshop description for meeting location. Register with Tracy Wootten (302) 856-7303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Cooperative Extension is willing to come to you!
We’d like to make continuing education training as easy as possible for you and your staff. If you have 10 or more people, we will conduct a workshop at your site. Here are the topics we are suggesting:
Soil Health: Soil improvement is an ongoing process – discover options available to you. This session will cover soil amendments with the emphasis on compost! Instructors: Carrie Murphy, Tracy Wootten
HORT 101: Learn the basics of landscape management. This course is a good starting point in studying for the Certified Nursery Professional exam or a good way to expose new employees to the foundations of landscaping. Instructor: Susan Barton
Sustainable Landscaping: Shift your focus from traditional high-maintenance landscapes to natural, low-maintenance and environmentally sensitive landscapes. Instructor: Susan Barton
Arthropod Abundance: Learn about some management options of the most common arthropods encountered in the landscape, nursery, or greenhouses. Take the time to learn how to I.D. beneficial arthropods from damaging pests and those nuisance or incidental pests. Instructor: Brian Kunkel
Make Your Own Workshop: If there is a topic you want to offer to your staff, contact us and we will try to work with you on developing a workshop that meets your needs.
Cost is $50, plus $10/person. Scheduling is based on the availability of the instructor with expertise in the topic you choose. Pesticide and/or nutrient management credits may be available, depending on the course(s) selected. Contact your local County Extension Agent: Carrie Murphy, (302-831-2506), New Castle County and Tracy Wootten, (302-856-7303), Sussex County.