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Commercial Horticulture 

COMMERCIAL HORTICULTURE 

 

This page is dedicated to keeping professional Horticulture businesses in southwestern Indiana updated on current happenings and upcoming programs.  If you have any questions, please send me an e-mail:  LCaplan@purdue.edu

You may also want to check out some of the links and references on my Home Horticulture page:   http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/vanderburgh/Pages/HomeYardGarden.aspx 

 

2014 Professional Landscape Management School

January 30-31, 2014

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Cost:  $60 for the first person in a company, $30 for each additional employee.  Full time students, teachers, and Extension personnel may attend free of charge.

Click here to download the Landscape School Brochure, and here to download the Registration Form.

Continuing Eduction Credit:  We have applied for CCHs and CEUs for the following certifications:

-- Indiana Pesticide Applicators (Office of Indiana State Chemist)
-- Kentucky Pesticide Applicators (KY Dept. of Agriculture)
-- Certified Arborist (International Society of Arboriculture) 

 

The Office of the Indiana State Chemist has approved the 2014 PLMS for the following CCHs. (Note:  these are the maximum available; your CCHs will depend on which classes you attend):
Category 2 (Forestry):  5 CCHs
Cat. 3a (Ornamentals):  8 CCHs
Cat. 3b (Turf):  9 CCHs
Cat. 5 (Aquatic):  4 CCHs
Cat. 6 (Right of Way):  5 CCHs
Cat 7a (Industrial, Institutional, Structural, and Health Related):  1 CCH
RT (Registered Technician):  4 CCH

You can see the exact breakdown of CCHs by class on the OISC web page.

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   The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has approved the following CEUs for Certified Arborists.  If you have a certification other than what's below, contact the Extension office for the full list of classes.

 

Session

Date

Arborist, Utility, Municipal, and TW Climber Specialist Credits

TW Aerial Lift

New Organic Soil Amendments

Thurs.

0.75

0.75

Pesticide Labels and Why You Can't Read them

Thurs.

0.75

0.75

Planting Techniques for Success Plant Establishment

Thurs.

0.5

0.5

Overlooked steps to getting the correct pesticide rate

Fri

0.75

0.75

Invisible Bugs: How to deal with a customer with delusionary infestations

Fri

0.25

0.25

Soil Oxygen, the forgotten nutrient

Fri

0.5

0.5

Urban Tree Growth-My Top 5 PITAs

Fri

0.75

0.75

Neonicitnoids and Bees

Fri

0.5

0.5

Worker and Civilian Safety During Tree Work

Fri

0.75

0.75

Totals:

 

5.5

5.5

 

  Kentucky Pesticide Applicators can earn 3 General & 1 Specific Hour on 1/30, and 2 General and 2 Specific Hours on 1/31.  The categories that these can be applied to include:  2, 3, 6, 10, 12, 18, and 20.   

  • Contact Larry Caplan at LCaplan@purdue.edu or 812-435-5287 for registration information.

 

 

Purdue Turfgrass Science Page:  This site has some excellent resources for the professional turf manager, including tools for calculating amounts of sand, fertilizer, or seed; grass identification; and weed and disease control.

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Commercial Horticulture:

Commercial Floriculture Extension - Production information, Extension bulletins, research articles, newsletters and programs for commercial greenhouse growers.

Green Industry Resources - Information on sustainable production of nursery, floriculture, arboriculture, and turf crops and landscape management.

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection - Information on production of major fruit and vegetable crops, events calendar, newsletters, and publications.

Horticultural Marketing - Resources for direct marketing, farmers’ markets and risk management.

Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory - Information on plant diseases and insect pests. Commonly asked questions, picture of the week, featured articles, etc.

New Crops - Resources on a wide range of new crops.