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2019 landscape and grounds maintenance short course

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The UW-Extension Landscape and Grounds Maintenance Short Course returns in February 2019.  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.

This year’s short course will be held at Sheboygan County UW-Extension, 5 University Drive, Sheboygan, on February 8, 15, 22 & March 1, 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 8, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Turf Bug Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Turfgrass Insects and Their Managment

PJ Liesch, Director, Insect Diagnostic Lab, UW-Madison

  • Jumping Worms

Bernie Williams, Conservation Biologist, WI DNR

Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • The Latest and Greats in Lawns: New Bluegrasses and Organic Weed Control Options

Doug Soldat, UW-Extension Soil Specialist

  • Managing Natural Areas for Invasive Plants

Michael Hansen, Land Manager, UW-Madison Arboretum

Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Ten Plant Diseases to Watch for in 2019

Brian Hudelson, Director, Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic, UW-Extension

  • Understanding and Managing Turfgrass Diseases

Paul Koch, Turfgrass Specialist, UW-Madison

Friday, March 1, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • New Trends in Herbaceous Plants

Mark Dwyer, Director, Rotary Botanic Gardens

  • Tree Planting for Bio-Diversity and Climate Change

Laura Jull, UW-Madison Woody Plants Specialist

To request a 2019 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:

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