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North American Garden Tourism Conference

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:54pm

The 6th biennial North American Garden Tourism Conference will take place in in Victoria, BC., on November 3 – 5, 2019 at the Hotel Grand Pacific. The Conference Theme is: Taking Garden Tourism to the Next Level. 

This is where the North American and global gardens, garden experiences and tourism leaders meet to showcase best practices and present new and emerging strategies geared to growing the garden tourism sector.

Association members are eligible for the reduced member early bird registration rate.

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Soil-Water Relationships & How They Relate to Irrigation Scheduling

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:07pm

One of the keys to efficient irrigation practices is having a good understanding of how to schedule each irrigation application to meet the moisture requirements of the plant material. This webinar will step through the environmental, system design, and resource considerations associated with scheduling irrigation in both agricultural and landscape scenarios. Additionally, considerations will be reviewed for the practical use of technologies designed to help with determining irrigation schedules. 

Soil-Water Relationships & How They Relate to Irrigation Scheduling

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:07pm

One of the keys to efficient irrigation practices is having a good understanding of how to schedule each irrigation application to meet the moisture requirements of the plant material. This webinar will step through the environmental, system design, and resource considerations associated with scheduling irrigation in both agricultural and landscape scenarios. Additionally, considerations will be reviewed for the practical use of technologies designed to help with determining irrigation schedules. 

Getting the Best of Pests

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 8:50am

1) Dealing with Social Concerns in Urban Environments While Providing Excellent Insect Pest Management: It Is Possible, Dr. Rick Brandenburg, Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2) What's the Buzz About: Protecting Pollinators and Beneficial Enemies, Dr. Jason Schmidt, Dept. of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gtbop-green-webinar-series-july-17-2019-reg...

Planning & Implementing Climate Smart Parks in Massachusetts

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:56am

In the last five years, Massachusetts has experienced increasingly more frequent and severe weather events including record-breaking snowfall in 2015, severe drought in 2016, and the greatest amount of precipitation for the state on record in Fall 2018. Nature-based climate resilience is an important strategy to curb the impacts of these hazards, using natural systems to mitigate stormwater, flooding, and extreme heat. 

The Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference 2019

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 1:36pm

The Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference is an opportunity for researchers, educators and practitioners to exchange information, ideas, and experiences related to pollinator health and conservation in urban and ornamental landscapes.  

The goals of the conference are to:

Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers: Identification and Use

Submitted by trosenbluth@pub... on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 1:29pm

NC State University Department of Horticultural Science is partnering with Longwood Gardens to provide a fully-online introduction to plant identification. These courses will introduce you to the language of botany, plants with global popularity, a few special plants from breeding programs at top horticulture institutions, and cultivation information for key plant species.

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