Don’t Miss the Ornamental Production Workshop

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The 2017 Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop will take place on Thursday, February 23 at the Burke County Extension Center in Morganton, North Carolina. This workshop is designed to provide updated information on the production and management of ornamental plants, including plant selection, weed management, pest identification and control and nutrient management. Join us for a great day of education focusing on the production of herbaceous perennials and featuring researchers from the region and industry representatives. Four NC pesticide credits (categories L, N, O, D, and X) and 5L NC landscape contractor CEUs will be provided. Register for the 2017 Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop now.

For more information on this program, please contact Amanda Taylor at 828-475-2915 or


8 –8:30 a.m.                             Registration

8:30 –9:30 a.m.     Weed Management in Perennial Production – Dr. Joe Neal, NCSU

9:30 – 10:30        New and Exciting Perennials You Should be Growing – Craig Leonard, King’s Greenhouse

10:30 – 11 a.m.     Break

11 a.m. – Noon      Incorporating PGRs into Production – Joyce Latimer, Virginia Tech

Noon – 12:45       Lunch

1-2 p.m.                 Managing Insect Pests of Perennials – Amanda Taylor, NCSU

2-3 p.m.                 Making the Most of the Pollinator Trend – Paige Patterson, NCSU

3-3:15 p.m.            Break

3:15-4 p.m.            Managing Plant Diseases on Perennial Crops – Craig Adkins