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North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium - Turf Day (Day 1 of 3)

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Monday, January 10, 2022


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.




10:00 am – 10:30 am Managing Turfgrass Insects without Neonicotinoids Albrecht Koppenhöffer, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Insect Pest Management, Professor The 30 minute presentation will cover the biology, ID, and integrated management of important turfgrass insect pests in NJ with an emphasis on alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides. 10:30 – 11:00 am “Existing and Emerging Turfgrass Weeds Matthew Elmore, Rutgers Assistant Specialist in Weed Science, Assistant Professor In the 30 minute presentation, participants will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of various integrated management programs for problematic weeds including Japanese stiltgrass, false-green kyllinga, and crabgrass. The life cycles and environmental conditions that affect competitiveness of these weeds in turfgrass will be discussed. Integrated management programs that include herbicides, turfgrass seeding, and nutrient management for control in the lawn, landscape and athletic field will be described. 11:00 -11:30 am Water Quality and Fertilizer in New Jersey Dr. James Murphy, Rutgers Extension Specialist in Turfgrass Management, Professor This 30 minute presentation will explain the relationship between water quality and the proper selection and application of turf fertilizer products. Options turf professionals use to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous runoff will highlighted. 11:30 – 12:00 noon Nozzle Selection and Calibration – Make the Right Decisions Brad Park, Rutgers Extension Sport Turf Education and Research Coordinator This 30 minute presentation will demonstrate how nozzle selection can reduce the risk of drift and applicator exposure to liquid pesticide formulations. Sprayer calibration for the proper application of liquid fertilizers and pesticides will be explained to so that applicators can apply pesticides according to label directions.


For the 61st year, a team of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension County Agricultural Agents will be sponsoring the North Jersey Ornamental Horticulture Symposium virtually this year.
These educational programs are aimed at professionals in the green industry and feature leading experts from Cooperative Extension, state government, and private industry.

DEP Credits: CORE-3 units; 3B (Turf)-3 units; 8C (Campground)-3 units; PP2 (Private Applicator)-3 units




Cynthia Triolo, 973-285-8306