2016 Chatham Landscape Conference Resource Page

The theme for the 2016 Chatham Landscape Conference was “Growing Greener.” All sessions focused on practices and methods landscape, nursery and turf professionals can implement to minimize negative impacts on the environment, wildlife and human health.

MORNING SESSION

Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management Strategies, Dr. Charles Peacock, NCSU Crop Science

  • Review Dr. Peacock’s slides: click here
  • Visit NCSU Turf Files, the one-stop shop for all your turf information needs: click here
  • Stay on top of the latest turf issues, sign up for Turf Alerts: click here

Assessing and Managing Tree Risk to Scale Insect  Infestations, Dr. Steve Frank, NCSU Entomology

  • Learn more about the “pace to plant” method discussed by Dr. Frank: click here
  • Visit the Frank Lab: click here

Alternatives to Traditional Herbicides for Landscape Weed  Management, Dr. Joe Neal, NCSU Horticulture

AFTERNOON SESSION

Landscape professionals have a tremendous opportunity to protect and sustain native pollinators and honey bees. Managed landscapes can provide vital foraging habitat for pollinators if the right plants are planted and pesticides are used carefully and thoughtfully. Attend this session to learn how you can minimize pesticide impacts and create valuable foraging habitat for pollinators within urban landscapes.

Enhancing Landscape Habitat to Support Pollinators and Beneficial Insects, Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Chatham County Center

Minimizing the Impact of Pesticides on PollinatorsCharlotte Glen, N.C. Cooperative Extension – Chatham County Center

Additional Resources:

Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides

Bees and Bee Decline

Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.

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Written By

Photo of Charlotte GlenCharlotte GlenState Coordinator, NC Extension Master Gardener Program (919) 515-1226 charlotte_glen@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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