Whether you are a business owner, or employee, this will be a can’t miss event for anyone who uses plant materials in their work. This clinic will focus on live demonstrations of proper planting techniques, how to assess optimum soil conditions, and how to determine what to do when elements, such as pests and diseases, begin to take their toll on your plant material. Attendees will have access to a wide range of plant material including trees, shrubs and perenialls - gauranteeing we cover all the bases.
COST Members: Before 09/17/19 - $79 After 09/17/19 - $109 Non Member: Before 09/17/19 - $109 After 09/17/19 - $139 Register by September 17, 2019 for early bird rates. Registration closes September 24, 2019. Register online, via email, or call the OLA at 1-800-335-6521
LOCATION SECREST Arboretum Welcome & Education Center 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster,OH 44691
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
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GUEST PRESENTERS Jason Veil, Secrest Arboretum Along with an introduction to the Secrest Arboretum,Jason will discuss the issue of Rose Rosette Disease and the virus’s impact on Secrest’s “Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance.” Topics will include symptom identification, prevention and management strategies, and updates on current research.
Jim Funai, PhD., Cuyahoga Community College Dr. Funai will be covering general plant health care, including the benefits of amended soils and soil testing. He will also lead an outdoor walk-about demonstrating the proper use of, and conditions under which, an air spade should be used.
Tina Graver, Thrive Lawn & Plant Healthcare Tina will lead an outdoor walk-about presentation reviewing examples of both pest & disease damage, instructing attendees how to identify the differences between the two.
Amy Stone, OSU Extension This session will expand upon the pest vs. disease identification tour, focusing on the lifecycles of certain pest & disease related issues, along with suggested treatment methods.
Mark Hoenigman, Busy Bee Mark will be leading a walk-about demonstrating proper planting techniques.
HOSTED BY Secrest Arboretum Secrest Arboretum (115 acres) is an arboretum located on the campus of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), in Wooster, Ohio. It is the Ohio State University's primary research arboretum, and contains over 2,000 native and introduced species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, and other plants. It was established in 1909 when Edmund Secrest set out the first planting for a proposed Forest Arboretum.
The arboretum contains the following Ohio champion trees: Giant Dogwood (Cornus controversa), Nikko Fir (Abies homolepis), Nordmann Fir (Abies nordmaniana), and Japanese Larch (Larix leptolepsis). The arboretum also boasts a collection of Dawn Redwood trees, a fast-growing and deciduous conifer and the only remaining species of Metasequoia, and the Garden of Roses of Legend and Romance, which features about 500 varieties of roses.