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2018 landscape and grounds maintenance short course

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   The UW-Extension Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course returns in February 2018.  This four week short course is intended for: green industry and landscape professionals, park and grounds maintenance staffs and for horticultural enthusiasts interested in learning more.  It will provide up-to-date information on current topics relating to plant diseases, insect issues, perennials, turf care, as well as urban tree and shrub care.

nbsp;  This year’s short course will be held at Sheboygan County UW-Extension, 5 University Drive, Sheboygan, on February 9, 16, 23 & March 2, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  UW-Extension is located on the UW-Sheboygan Campus.  A map and directions can be found at: .

   The registration fee for the entire short course is $40.00 per person.  If 3 or more individuals from the same organization attend all four sessions, the cost is reduced to $35.00 per person.  You may choose to attend individual sessions for $15.00 per day. CEUs are available and approved by the International Society of Arborists (ISA) and by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

Schedule of Speakers and Topics

Friday, February 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Galls and Scales on Trees and Woody Plants – Bonus Topic: Jumping Worms, PJ Liesch, Director, Insect Diagnostic Lab, UW-Madison

Traditional, Sculpted…Native! – Saving our Natural Heritage with Conventional Landscape Design, John Mariani, RLA, LandServe, LLC, Burlington, WI

Friday, February 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Fundamentals of Turf Fertilization, Doug Soldat, UW-Extension Soil Specialist

Effective, Economical and Practical IPM for Landscape Professionals, Dr. Chris Williamson, UW-Extension Turfgrass and Ornamental Entomologist

Friday, February 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Proven Plants from the Chicago Botanic Garden Trials Richard Hawke, Plant Evaluation Manager, Chicago Botanic Garden

Flowering Shrubs for Year Round Interest David Stevens, Curator-Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

Friday, March 2, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Managing Weeds in the Landscape Mark Renz, Weed Scientist, UW-Extension

Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases (and what they really are), Brian Hudelson, Director, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, UW-Extension

To request a 2018 Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course brochure or for registration information, contact the Sheboygan County UW-Extension office at 459-5904 or go to the website at:

This Landscape & Grounds Maintenance Short Course is also being held on Wednesdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 am at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol, and from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.

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