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March 2019

CNF Hosts the Young Professional Networking Event

March 5 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chamard Vineyards, 115 Cow Hill Road
Clinton,CT06413-1388
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If you are interested in joining the Young Professionals Network or know of anyone who would be than this is the event to attend. The Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association (CNLA) recently launched its Young Professionals Network.  This group provides young professionals (under 40 years old) an opportunity to get involved with events and programs that will provide exposure to all facets of the industry and to build and establish new networking relationships while advancing industry knowledge, fostering career growth…

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Supervisory Custom Grounds Turf and Ornamental 3A License Prep Course

March 6 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ABC-CT/Construction Education Center, 35 A Jackson Robert Way
Plainville,CT06062-2842
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Course Dates:  February 6, 7, 13, 21, 27, 28, March 6 and 7 This is the prep course to take for the 3A License.  Topics include: Pesticide safety, handling, mixing, calculations, classification, usage; Plant physiology, weed science, mycology, insect science, physiological disorders; and law and regulations. Instructor:  Mark Kokinchak B.S. Environmental Horticulture, University of CT; 1985 CT licensed Arborist 3d and Custom Grounds; Turn and Ornamental 3a license #62400 Worker Protection Standard Qualified Instructor Presentation Format: Most all study materials…

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Supervisory Custom Grounds Turf and Ornamental 3A License Prep Course

March 7 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ABC-CT/Construction Education Center, 35 A Jackson Robert Way
Plainville,CT06062-2842
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Course Dates:  February 6, 7, 13, 21, 27, 28, March 6 and 7 This is the prep course to take for the 3A License.  Topics include: Pesticide safety, handling, mixing, calculations, classification, usage; Plant physiology, weed science, mycology, insect science, physiological disorders; and law and regulations. Instructor:  Mark Kokinchak B.S. Environmental Horticulture, University of CT; 1985 CT licensed Arborist 3d and Custom Grounds; Turn and Ornamental 3a license #62400 Worker Protection Standard Qualified Instructor Presentation Format: Most all study materials…

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Northeast Hardscrabble Expo

March 13 at 8:00 am – March 14 at 2:00 pm
Rhode Island Conventions Center, 1 Sabin Street
Providence,RIUnited States
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April 2019

GMO 2.0: Science, Society and the Future

April 24 at 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Student Union, UCONN Storrs,CT06269 + Google Map
Free

Finding understandable science-based information on GMOs is challenging for the public. Our project goal is to bridge the information gap surrounding GMOs with farmers and the general public. Moderator: Dean Indrajeet Chaubey, UConn CAHNR Speakers: Paul Vincelli, Extension Professor & Provost Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky (focus area: overview of risks and benefits of genetically engineered crops) Robert C. Bird, Professor of Business Law and Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics, UConn School of Business…

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GMOs: Answering Difficult Questions from your Customers

April 25 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tolland County Extension Center, 24 Hyde Avenue
Vernon,CT06269United States
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Free

Dr. Paul Vincelli will give a presentation for Extension educators and others who are interested on communication strategies for science and GMOs. Download the flyer.pdf. Space is limited. RSVPs are required

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Boxwood Blight, Expert Panel

April 27 at 2:00 pm
Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses, 437 North Street
Greenwich,CTUnited States
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With Dr. Yonghao Li of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station & Mark Sellew, President of Connecticut’s Largest Nursery, Prides Corner Farms   Join us for an informative presentation and discussion that will cover everything you need to know about the fungus sweeping across the Eastern Seaboard, affecting our Connecticut landscape staples. Learn how to remediate, treat, which plants are suitable substitutes and the future of boxwood. We encourage everyone from homeowners, landscapers to municipalities to join us. Through best practices…

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July 2019

2019 Summer Field Day

July 17 at 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Planters’ Choice, 1201 Bunker Hill Road
Watertown,CT06795United States

Education ~ Tradeshow ~ Networking ~ Raffle ~ Tours ~ Food ~ UCONN Dairy Bar ~ Other Activities   Registration is closed.  Please register on-site. Click here for the schedule.   Current Exhibitors (as of 7/16/19) Automated Systems Bayer Ornamentals Bethel Power Equipment Bobbex, Inc The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Connecticut Farm Bureau Association Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation Dayton Bag and Burlap Drone Photography CT East Coast Nurseries Farm Credit East ACA Fourth Generation Nurseries Green Earth…

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2019 Summer Field Day – Exhibitors

July 17 at 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Planters’ Choice, 1201 Bunker Hill Road
Watertown,CT06109United States
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The annual CNLA Summer Field Day draws industry professionals from all over Connecticut and surrounding states. This event will provide your company an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your products, explain your services and interact with green industry professionals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to network with professionals in your area!   Registration is closed.  Please register on-site.

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August 2019

2019 Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional Program

August 13 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jones Auditorium, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street
New Haven,CT
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CNLA’s annual 13-week certification program will teach you the basics of botany, plant identification, and professional horticultural information. The low admission fee for the Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional program makes accreditation open to all persons in the nursery and landscape industry and is honored in all six New England states. Pass the CANP exam and you will be recognized in a graduation ceremony at the CNLA Winter Symposium in January. Register early as enrollment is limited. Learn directly from several …

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