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Registration deadline is Dec. 21

The North Jersey Ornamental Horticultural Symposium, a gathering for professionals in the green industry, will be held from Jan.7-9 at County College of Morris in Randolph. The deadline to register for the event is Friday, Dec 21.

North Jersey Ornamental Horticultural Symposium -- at CCM on Jan 7-9

The event will be sponsored for the 58th year by the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension County, whose agricultural agents will lead the symposium in cooperation with CCM.

  • Turf is the topic on Jan. 7. Speakers will address grey leaf spot and other diseases, insecticide, pesticide and related issues.
  • Trees are the topic on Jan. 8. Sessions include how to decide whether or not to remove a tree, fertilizer, Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lantern Fly, pruning for disease management and pesticide related issues.
  • Various landscaping issues will be the focus on Jan. 9, when experts will discuss landscaping topics including new woody plants and pest-related issues.
North Jersey Ornamental Horticultural Symposium -- at CCM on Jan 7-9

Emerald ash borer

These educational programs are aimed at professionals in the green industry and feature speakers who are leading experts from Rutgers’ Cooperative Extension, state government, and private industry. Download the brochure here.  For assistance with registration, call 973-228-2210.

NJDEP credits are available. Check for CEU updates.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584.

The symposium will be held in Dragonetti Auditorium near the student center. County College of Morris is located at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph.

Turf Day, Jan. 7

North Jersey Ornamental Horticultural Symposium -- at CCM on Jan 7-9

Treating grey leaf spot is a topic on Turf Day

9:00 am     Gray Leaf Spot and Other Troublesome Diseases that Attacked Lawns in 2018

10:00 am   Integrated Strategies to Control Problematic Turfgrass Weeds

11:00 am    Getting the Most Out of Turf Insecticide Applications and How to Keep It That Way

1:15 pm     NJDEP Update: What Turf Professionals Need to Know to Remain in Compliance

2:15 pm     How Slow Release Fertilizers Work

3:15 pm     Evaluation, Pesticide and ProFact Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Credits

Tree Day, Jan. 8

9:00 am     Tree-T It or Not Tree-T It: How to Decide Whether to Treat or Remove a Tree

10:00 am   A Look at Fertilizer: Mycorrhizae and Biostimulant Research

11:00 am   EAB and Spotted Lanternfly Updates

1:15 pm      Eradicative Pruning for Disease Management

2:15 pm       NJDEP Pesticide Safety and Update

3:15 pm      Program Evaluation and Pesticide Recertification Credits

Landscaping Day, Jan. 9

9:00 am      New Woody Plants for 2019

10:00 am    New Insect Pests to Watch For

11:00 am    Plant Diagnostic Lab Updates

1:15 pm     Pesticide Applicator Regulatory Update

2:15 pm     Managing Scale Insects in the Landscape

3:15 pm     Program Evaluation & Pesticide Recertification Credits

County College of Morris offers continuing education, certificates and degrees in Landscape and Horticultural Technology  in their state-of-the art “green” building.

Located on 222 acres of rolling terrain in Randolph, County College of Morris has been meeting the educational and training needs of residents and businesses in Morris County for 50 years. The college offers more than 45 associate degree programs, along with a full slate of certificate and workforce development programs. Included among its distinctions, CCM is the only community college in New Jersey to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Along with a strong STEM foundation, the college is known for the quality of its liberal arts, performing arts, health science, and culinary and hospitality programs.

The college holds more than 150 transfer agreements and its graduates annually transfer to the state’s and nation’s best four-year institutions. CCM is focused on excellence in teaching and lifelong learning through the delivery of exceptional programs and services that reflect a dedication to inclusiveness and diversity, educational advancement, cultural enrichment and workforce development.