Join us for an educational maintenance workshop in Wake Forest. Sessions will include sports field renovation, proper pruning and mulching techniques, and pesticide application and pest control. Pesticide credits and CEUs offering pending approval.
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00am – 2:15pm
Check in and registration begins at 9:00am
NCRPA Member Price: $ 35.00 per person - Lunch included
Non-Member Price: $ 45.00 per person - Lunch included
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9:30am - 10:45am - Session One: Sports Field Renovation
Presented by Josh Glover, Park Maintenance Superintendent, Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
The Town of Wake Forest Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department has completed year two of a three year process to renovate three athletic fields at J.B. Flaherty Park. This presentation will walk through the process, beginning with budget request to where we are today. Project completion to date includes irrigation installation, softball outfield renovation, and conversion of a softball field to baseball with a grass infield.
11:00am - 12:15pm - Session Two: Proper Pruning and Mulching Techniques
Presented by Jennifer Rall, Urban Forestry Coordinator, Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Participants will learn basic tree biology in terms of how trees grow and respond to pruning cuts and improper mulching. Participants will learn various pruning techniques, when and how to use them, how to make proper pruning cuts, and why topping is an inappropriate pruning practice. Participants will learn the benefits and purpose of mulch, how to properly apply mulch, and the implications of improper mulching. Participants will also take part in a hands-on demonstration of proper pruning and mulching techniques.
12:15pm - 1:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Session Three: Managing Insect Pests
Presented by Dr. Rick Brandenburg, Professor - Research and Extension Entomologist, NC State University
The goal of this presentation is to address the key turfgrass insect pest and understand their biology and ecology. This information can be used to develop effective pest control programs that are cost-effective and environmentally-friendly. Information will also be presented that is useful in discussing pesticide use with the general public. Attendees will understand key insect pests in turf and the important biological characteristics, which products to use and how to use them most effectively for control, and methods to minimize cost and reduce environmental impact.
2:15pm - 3:15pm - Session Three: Turfgrass Management and Pesticide Application
Presented by Dr. Jim Kerns, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist of Turfgrass Pathology, NC State University
This session will focus on the management of diseases of both warm- and cool-season grasses. The goal of the session is to provide attendees with efficacious and cost-effective management strategies for turfgrass.
For more information about the workshop, contact NCRPA
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