Owens College hosts ‘green’ seminar on landscapes, trees, turf


Area residents and business professionals within the landscape, garden center, tree care and turf
industry interested in expanding their knowledge about horticulture are invited to attend the 2009
Northwest Ohio Green Industry Summer Session at Owens Community College on Wednesday.
Presented by Owens Community College in conjunction with The Ohio State University Extension/ABE Center
in Bowling Green, the workshop is from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the college’s Audio/Visual Classroom
The public is invited.
The regional workshop will feature various presentations on insects and pesticides, tree and plant care,
turf and landscape topics by industry professionals from The Ohio State Extension, The Davey Institute
in Kent, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Toledo Botanical Garden and Owens Community
Attendees will have the opportunity to receive details about "green" alternatives to managing
landscape insect problems, best management practices for pesticide activities, differences between
natural and synthetic fertilizers, the use of plant families to help with diagnostics and plant care,
and proper planting and pruning techniques for trees.
Other sessions will include the development of a balanced and self-perpetuating landscape, installation
practices for an edible landscape, the selection of annuals for outstanding performance, key components
of integrated turf health management and common diseases, and new insecticides and controls for
turfgrass pests.
The registration fee is $25. For more information or to register, call (419) 354-6916 or (567) 661-7623.

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