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November 25, 1998

Following is a partial list of University of Illinois Extension educational programs available during the coming winter for commercial ornamental horticulturists. To register or obtain additional information, contact the person listed.

North Central Turfgrass Exposition
Pheasant Run, St. Charles, IL
November 30-December 3, 1998
Features:

  • General sessions
  • Lawn care sessions
  • Sports turf sessions
  • Golf turf sessions
  • Sod producersí sessions
  • Landscape sessions
  • Exhibit and trade show
Cost: $120; single-day registration available
Contact: Illinois Turfgrass Foundation, (312) 201-0101


Southern Illinois Bedding Plant School
Belleville Area College, Belleville, IL
January 6, 1999, 9:00 a.m.; registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Topics:

  • Germplasm for the next millennium
  • Results of 1998 flower trials
  • Role of water quality and plant nutrition
  • Wildflowers
  • Discovering and using herbs
  • New plant development
Cost $10 fee; registration at the door only
Contact: Ron Cornwell, (618) 692-9434


Indiana-Illinois Turfgrass Short Course
Holiday Inn, Willowbrook, IL
February 22-26, 1999
Topics include:

  • Turfgrass growth and physiology
  • Turfgrass ID, species and selection
  • Soils, fertility, and water management
  • Cultivation, mowing, and PGRs
  • Turfgrass math, sprayer calibration, and pesticide safety
  • Disease, insect, and weed management
  • Establishment, renovation and problem solving
Cost: $550, preregistration required ($450 if ITF or MRTF member)
Contact: Bev Bratton, (765) 494-8039 or Tom Voigt, (217) 333-7847


Southern Illinois Grounds Maintenance School
Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL
February 24-25, 1999
Topics include:

  • Greenscapes in the 22nd century, keynote address
  • Cold hardiness and superior cold-tolerant plants
  • Plus 24 breakout sessions covering woody ornamentals, turfgrass, golf courses, and perennials and herbs
Cost: $50; preregistration required (to preregister, call Denise at [618] 236-8600)
Contact: Ron Cornwell, (618) 692-9434


Grounds Maintenance Seminar
Elk Grove Village Park District
Elk Grove Village, IL
March 31, 1999, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Registration check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Topics include:

  • Controlling wildlife
  • Low maintenance flower beds
  • Native plants
  • Insect pests for 1999
  • Low maintenance turf care
  • Maintenance of mature trees and shrubs
Cost: $35
Contact: James Schuster (708) 352-0109


Grounds Maintenance Seminar (conducted in Spanish)
Cantigny Gardens, Winfield, IL
April 19, 1999, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Topics include:

  • Pesticide safety
  • Turf maintenance
  • Plant problem diagnosis
  • Live pruning and planting demonstration (concurrent session)
  • Spanish-English landscape terms (concurrent session)
Cost: $45 (registration limited to one person per company up to 60 total registrants)
Contact: James Schuster, (708) 352-0109


Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification Clinics
20 one- and two-day clinics from January through May, 1999
Locations throughout the state
Training available:

  • General standards
  • Ornamentals
  • Turfgrass
  • Rights-of-way
  • Mosquito control
  • Aquatics
  • Plant management (interiorscapes)
  • Demonstration and research
Cost: $25; preregistration required
Contact: (800) 644-2123


Landscape Maintenance Seminar
Rockford, IL
January 19, 1999
Topics include:

  • Insects of ornamentals
  • Turfgrass renovation
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Underused perennials and shade plants (concurrent session)
  • Diseases of ornamentals and underused trees and shrubs (concurrent session)
Preregistration required; lunch included
Contact: Winnebago County Extension, (815) 987-7379


Landscape Maintenance Seminar
Crystal Lake, IL
January 25, 1999
Topics include:

  • Insects of ornamentals
  • Turfgrass renovation
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Underused perennials and shade plants
Preregistration required; lunch included
Contact: McHenry County Extension (815) 338-4747


Landscape Maintenance Seminar
Elburn, IL
January 27, 1999
Topics include:

  • Insects of ornamentals
  • Turfgrass renovation
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Turfgrass renovation
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Underused perennials and shade plants
Preregistration required; lunch included
Contact: Kane County Extension (630) 584-6166



Author: Phil Nixon

 

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