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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    and Enology Program in Prosser WA Location is the Stillaguamish Grange 6521 Pioneer Hwy Stanwood WA Sponsored by the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program WSU Snohomish County Extension and WSU Extension you ll learn how to identify friends and foes and then devise a strategy to minimize their impact We will cover both organic and conventional approaches Full day participants will receive one copy of the new WSU Extension 2016 Grape Pest Management Guide and an opportunity to qualify for up to 5 WSDA Pesticide Certification Credits Morning session 9 00 am Noon We ll cover Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila biology and management followed by hands on time with microscopes to take a closer look at identifying these insects Emphasis will be placed on distinguishing invasive species from native and beneficial species Then we ll cover Sprayer Best Practices where you ll gain an understanding of the environmental conditions that influence spray efficacy and drift along with a discussion on how equipment choices and maintenance can influence any pest management program Before lunch we ll end with a hands on session and learn how to properly calibrate backpack sprayers including how to change sprayer nozzles maintain consistent pressure and determine volume per acre necessary Includes a discussion on whole canopy disease vs spot spraying insects and weeds Anyone raising soft fruit will find this session especially valuable not just those raising grapes Morning session is eligible for 2 WSDA Pesticide Recertification credits Afternoon session 1 00 pm 4 00 pm After lunch we ll devote the afternoon to Designing Grapevine Disease Management Programs with a special emphasis on Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Bunch Rot disease biology and management strategies Discussions will focus on integrating chemical and cultural practices for optimal control with an eye to modes

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    3 Only Tell a Friend Topics covered include Pesticide Free Landscaping at Capitol Campus A Case Study Tree Care City of Lacey Outdoor Water Conservation and Soil Science Why it Matters to Landscapers Cost 125 3 18 2016 When March 18 2016 8 30am 5pm Where Kennydell Lodge in Kennydell Park Black Lake Olympia 6745 Fairview Rd SW Olympia Washington 98512 United States Contact Breanne Chavez 800 672 7711 Online registration is closed Go to Upcoming Event List 8 30 8 45 refreshments networking 8 45 10 15 Pesticide Free Landscaping at Capitol Campus A Case Study 10 15 10 30 br eak 10 30 12 00 Tree Care 12 00 1 00 lunch and networking 1 00 2 00 Tree care continued 2 00 3 00 City of Lacey Outdoor Water Conservation Kim Benedict 3 00 5 00 Soil Science and Why it Matters to Landscapers CPH LIC and ecoPRO Credit Available Lunch will be provided Please share any dietary restrictions RELATED PRODUCTS Export to Your Calendar Time not importing correctly You may need to adjust the event times in your calendar application for variations in daylight saving time DST or summer time more Latest News 4 12 2016

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    portion are selected from the CPH Plant List which is included with the study materials purchased from WSNLA Photo ID will be required to take the exam Member Student Rate 90 Non Member Rate 160 Examinations are based on the Association s study materials purchased through WSNLA and the Sustainable Gardening handbook available from WSU Examinations are open to WSNLA members and non members alike Information about the CPH exams Section 1 Plant Identification 45 minutes In this section you will be asked to identify 40 live nursery samples by their botanical and common name The plant samples will be nursery grown stock in containers or B B For 8 of these samples you will have to give more information It will include 10 year Hheight under normal growing conditions 1 6 10 10 20 35 blooming time as two months Jan Feb Feb Mar etc and color best exposure and if the plant is evergreen semi evergreen or deciduous After this section the proctors will go over the plants so you will have some idea as to how well you did Section 2 General Knowledge 50 minutes This section has 100 multiple choice questions taken from information in the Sustainable Gardening manual available through WSU and from Naming of Plants study material from WSNLA The goal is to test your understanding of horticulture on a variety of topics Chapters that you will be tested on are Botany Soils and Fertilizers Basic Entomology Plant Disease Diagnosing Plant Problems Lawns IPM Weed Management and Pruning Section 3 Landscape Practices 50 minutes This section includes 50 multiple choice questions related to landscape design and the installation and care of ornamental plants Material is from the Sustainable Gardening manual chapters Sustainable Landscape Design Woody Landscape Plants Herbaceous Ornamental Plants Pruning and Water Quality

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    Breakfast Networking 8 45 10 15 Living on Top of Groundwater Why does Thurston County Public Health Care About Pesticides What resources can we offer to you and your clients Jennifer Johnson has worked for Thurston County Public Health and Social Services for 14 years as an Environmental Health Education and Outreach Specialist She practices organic land care on her own ten acres and knows firsthand why herbicides can seem easier than hand weeding She studies the health effects of pesticides on people and wildlife and those studies are what make weeding much more attractive to her than the use of herbicides 10 15 10 30 break 10 30 12 00 noon Plight of the Pollinators and How You Can Help Mark Emrich 12 00 1 00pm Lunch 1 00 5 00 pm Landscaping for Water Wildlife Erica Guttman In this session Erica will discuss principles of sustainable landscaping from the joint perspectives of wildlife enhancements and Green Stormwater Infrastructure Topics include overview of stormwater science green stormwater BMPs designing for birds butterflies and other small wildlife planting design principles and a hands on design activity working with drought tolerant and native plants Erica Guttman has been a hands on environmental educator for over 30 years and has led WSU Thurston County Extension s water resources work since 1997 She leads workshops for over 2 000 participants annually on a range of topics relating to protecting and conserving water resources and habitat including rain garden design and construction low impact development techniques sustainable landscaping practices and shoreline stewardship She has authored and contributed to a number of publications and videos to help landowners protect water resources including handbooks on rain gardens residential scale LID shoreline revegetation winter twig identification and videos guiding residents in building rain gardens in the Pacific

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    eight key principles Individuals must meet eligibility requirements to sit for the exam Cost 350 3 4 2016 to 3 25 2016 When Every Friday in March 9am 4 30pm Where Kennydell Lodget in Kennydell Park Black Lake 6745 Fairview Rd SW Olympia 98512 United States Contact Jeanne McNeil 206 387 6727 Online registration is closed Go to Upcoming Event List The training study materials and exam are based on 200 sustainable best practices As an ecoPRO certified indvidual you will demonstrate knowledge of and voluntarily practice sustainable best landscape practices in the following eight key principles Protect and Conserve Soils Conserve Water Protect Water and Air Quality Protect and Create Wildlife Habitat Conserve Energy Sustain Healthy Plants Use Sustainable Methods and Materials Protect and Enhance Human Health and Well being ecoPRO REQUIRED STUDY MATERIALS ecoPRO Handbook Version III ecoPRO study materials are available for purchase in hardcopy or eBook formats Click here to purchase a hardcopy Click here to purchase an eBOOK ecoPRO Guiding Principles Best Practices ecoPRO Program Policies Practices ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Resource List Click here to view and example of the 3 day ecoPRO Training schedule of even ts Thank you to our February 2016 Training

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    March 4 2016 8 30am 5pm Where Kennydell Lodge in Kennydell Park Black Lake Olympia 6745 Fairview Rd SW Olympia Washington 98512 United States Contact Breanne Chavez 800 672 7711 Online registration is closed Go to Upcoming Event List 8 30 8 45am Continental Breakfast Networking 8 45 5 00pm I PM Plant Pathology and Recordkeeping Carrie Foss 8 45 10 00 am Integrated Pest Management for Landscapes Managing pests with an integrated approach is explained including a description of techniques with examples of when they are used 10 00 10 15 Break 10 15 12 00 pm Diagnosis and Plant Problems Correct diagnosis of plant problems is essential to achieve effective pest management and reduce pesticide misapplications 12 00 1 00pm Lunch 1 00 2 45 pm Managing Disease Problems with IPM Learn what IPM strategies work well for diseases and the appropriate timing for effective control 2 45 3 00pm Break 3 00 5 00 pm IPM and Pesticide Recordkeeping Learn how to monitor for pest problems and properly record management strategies including pesticide applications Carrie is the Urban IPM Coordinator at WSU Puyallup Carrie manages the WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education Program in western Washington She recently provided the leadership for construction of the Structural Pest IPM Training Facility where structural pest inspectors and pest managers will learn hands on about inspecting and managing wood destroying organisms and other indoor pests Carrie also works with landscape and turf professionals teaching them about integrated pest management plant problem diagnosis environmental protection and personal safety Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in botany from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in plant pathology from the University of Hawaii Her background includes plant problem diagnosis research on beneficial microorganisms and management strategies for

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    target your final weeks of CPH exam preparation This preview exam is a scaled down version of the Certified Professional Horticulturist exam with follow up review for each test section This prep course is a great way to get an understanding of what is required for passing the exam Cost 3 2 2016 When March 2nd 2016 5 pm Where Lake Washington Institute of Technology Horticulture classrroom 11605 132nd Ave NE Kirkland Washington 98034 United States Contact Holly Osborne 800 672 7711 Online registration is closed Go to Upcoming Event List A scaled down version of the full Certified Professional Horticulturist exam given as a test with follow up review for each test section A great way to get an understanding of what is required for passing the exam if you are considering taking it For those preparing to take the exam an excellent way to target your final weeks of CPH exam preparation Members of the CPH committee proctor the class and share study tips and insight into the exam process Cost 45 Members 65 Non Members RELATED PRODUCTS Export to Your Calendar Time not importing correctly You may need to adjust the event times in your calendar application

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  • Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association
    Management Economic Impact Low Impact Development Charitable Fund Make a Donation Store Events Search Our Site Search Pruning Class Fruit Trees Tell a Friend No pre registration required Just show up and pay at the door Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning covering apple cherry plum and pear trees For more information contact us at info plantamnesty org or 206 783 9813 Taught by Ingela Wanerstrand 2 14 2016 When 2 14 2016 10am to Noon Contact Plant Amnesty 206 783 9813 Go to Upcoming Event List No pre registration required Just show up and pay at the door Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning covering apple cherry plum and pear trees For more information contact us at info plantamnesty org or 206 783 9813 20 for general public 15 for PlantAmnesty members 5 for hort college students and native Spanish speakers Export to Your Calendar Time not importing correctly You may need to adjust the event times in your calendar application for variations in daylight saving time DST or summer time more Latest News 4 12 2016 Washington State Department of Agriculture releases annual pesticide report 4 12 2016 USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore

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