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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Turf and Ornamentals Conference live webinars, presented by Penn State Extension, are a six-session refresher training that will focus on weed identification and control, management insects and diseases, turf, woody ornamentals, swimming pools, perennial plant care and pesticide safety. . It will offer information on the latest research and management for green industry professionals. The webinar format also offers attendees the opportunity to connect with Penn State Extension educators and Penn State professors and ask questions. Participants can earn pesticide certification credits in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. ISA Certified Arborist credits will also be offered for qualifying live presentations.

Scheduled for Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on January 18 and 25, 2022 and February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2022 and presented as a webinar, the event will also include information from various sponsors serving the industry professional environment. The Pennsylvania pesticide certification credits offered are listed below. Sign up for one, two or all six days!

January 18: Pesticide Safety (4) CORE Credits

Jan. 25: Ornamental plants (4) Cat. 06, 18, 23, PC

1 Feb. : Pools (4) Cat. 18, 24, pcs

8 Feb. : Aquatic (4) Cat. 09, 18, 23 CP

February 15: Turf (4) Cat. 07, 18, 23, PC

22 Feb. : Weed control in the right-of-way (4) Cat. 10, 18, 23, PC

Each webinar session will be recorded and available for one week for anyone unable to attend the live presentation. Registration is required to get the live webinar link and recording. According to conference coordinator Krystal Snyder, an extension educator specializing in horticulture, anyone working in the green industry will find attending this event beneficial.

“This event is in addition to in-person green industry conferences in Pennsylvania. We have received PDA approval for several CORE and pesticide category recertification credits to help our green industry clientele meet the accreditation requirements necessary for license renewal. The virtual format is perfect for those who cannot travel.

Registration is now open. The registration deadline for the final session is February 21, 2022. The cost is $20 per session. For more information or to register, go to or call 877-345-0691 for assistance.

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