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Virtual North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium (Day 1 of 3)

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Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: online
Speaker: See description
Description: Day one of the annual North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium - Turf Day.

Program Agenda
10:00 am – 10:30 “Finding and Exploiting Weaknesses in Common Turf Weeds”
Matthew Elmore, Rutgers Assistant Specialist in Weed Science

This presentation will cover integrated management strategies to control weeds in turfgrass with a focus on smooth crabgrass and false-green kyllinga. The life cycles of these weeds will be discussed and how cultural practices can be combined with herbicides to improve weed control. There will be a focus on the timing of these practices for attendees to develop programs for weed control.

10:30 – 11:00 Title: Slow-Release Nitrogen Fertilizers: What is the Difference?
Dr. James Murphy, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management

Slow-release nitrogen is frequently recommended to delay the release of nitrogen, which minimizes surge growth and reduces the risk of nitrogen losses. This 30 minute presentation will describe the differences among the forms of slow-release nitrogen and how those differences fit within a turfgrass management program and protect water quality.
ProFACT credits: 1

11:00 – 11:30 Pesticide Safety and Regulations Update in a COVID Virtual World.
Pat Hastings, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator for New Jersey, Rutgers Pest Management

This presentation will review pesticide safety precautions applicators take such as the use of protective equipment. An update on pesticide regulations, including new testing and pesticide recertification procedures, will be discussed.

11:30 – 12:00 noon "Billbugs and Chinch bugs in Turfgrass"
Albrecht Koppenhöffer, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Insect Pest Management

The presentation will cover the biology, identification, monitoring, and integrated management of billbugs and chinch bugs in turfgrass.

Anticipated NJDEP Credits: Cat 3B, 13, 8C, 1A and PP2
Cost: $25.00 Registration will be open soon
Contact: cynthia triolo, 973-285-8306