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2021 CNLA Summer Talks and Walks

July 28 at 8:30 am – July 29 at 12:00 pm

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Due to the COVID restrictions and limitations that were in place during the planning of the CNLA Summer Talks ‘N Walks, the CNLA Board of Directors along with host, Prides Corner Farms, decided to have the educational program virtually.  The 2022 event will be at Prides Corner Farms.

You MUST be a registered attendee with your own email address in order to receive credit and participate in the In-Person Walks.

 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Virtual Seminars Schedule*

8:30 am – 9:30 am
A HR and Legal Update with Bob Noonan
Robert Noonan, Robert Noonan & Associates
Join Attorney Robert Noonan as he provides an update COVID-19, discusses FMLA and other “hot topics” that effects your company.

9:30 am – 10:30 am       PA, 3A/1CEU
Effectiveness of Deer and Rabbit Repellents in CT
Scott Williams PhD, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, CAES
This talk will discuss two experimental repellent trials: one on deer and one on rabbits. Both studies were conducted in Connecticut and used commercially available (at the time) repellent formulations. Generally, products that smelled fragrant and pleasant to the applicator did not perform as well as the more unpleasant scented formulations. Also, repellents that were recommended to be applied with greater frequency performed better than those with longer durations between applications. Repellents can be used to deter herbivory damage on small, residential gardens where minimal to marginal deer and rabbit browse pressure exists.

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Plant Availability & Underrated Alternatives
Joe Geremia, Geremia Greenhouses
Mark Hixson CANP, Monrovia
Mark Sellew, Prides Corner Farms
Join the panel of growers to discuss the current plant shortage, what is being done about it and what to expect.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adapting to COVID-19, 1 Year Later
The Garden Barn
Hollandia Nursery
Join representatives from our Tour Hosts and hear how they adopted to COVID-19, what they learned, and what they will continue to do and tweak.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm    PA, 3A, 3D/1 CEU
Sustainable Pest Management with Biological Control
Lindsay Curran CANP, Prides Corner Farms
Biological control is a sustainable IPM strategy that uses living natural enemies to suppress insect and mite pests. This session will cover the basics of biocontrol with beneficial insects and mites. You will also learn about the biocontrol programs that Prides Corner Farms uses to reduce chemical inputs and manage target pests on crops such as Asclepias and herbs. This session will be eligible for pesticide credits.

1:30 pm—2:30 pm     PA, 3A/1 CEU
White Grubs . . . A Never Ending Battle!
Rob Golembiewski, PhD, Bayer
This presentation will cover a review of white grubs (species present in CT, life cycles, grub ID, thresholds), management strategies (IPM, insecticide timing, post application BMPs, curative control strategies), and factors affecting control (residual activity, species and instar stage, thatch, irrigation, weather).

 *Subject to change

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

In Person Tours

Tours at The Garden Barn (Vernon, CT) and Hollandia Nursery (Bethel, CT) are scheduled for Thursday, July 29, 2021.  There are two tour times at each location; 9:00 am and 11:00 am. You must be registered for the Summer Talks ‘N Walks in order to participate in a tour.


Thank you to our generous sponsors

Bayer
CT Mulch Distributors
Designs by Lee
Planters’ Choice Nursery
Prides Corner Farms
SiteOne Landscape Supply


Register

Click here to register on-line. Please note, that when logging into the website, you must enter the email that is on file. And the “Purchase For” field should be the Company Name.

Click here to download the registration form.

Details

Start:
July 28 at 8:30 am
End:
July 29 at 12:00 pm

Venue

Virtual

Organizer

Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association
Phone:
800-562-0610
Website:
www.cnla.biz