Credit Opportunities

6/2/16 - Identifying Inland Wetland Soils

French Hall 230 Stockbridge Rd
Amherst, MA 01003

Thursday, June 2, 2016

9am to 4pm

 

Participants will be introduced to some of the fundamental characteristics of soils that are used to identify hydric (wetland) soils in the field -- including soil texture,color, horizon type and redoximorphic features. The afternoon will include a field trip to a local wetland where participants will examine plants and soils along a wetland/ nonwetland gradient. Plant communities will be used to locate transitional wetland-upland areas in the landscape for further investigation of their soil characteristics. Participants should have taken Training Session I of this series or be able to identify wetland vegetation (by permission of instructor).

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4 AOLCP CEUs


6/9/16 - Weed Walkabout, Walpole, MA

Adams Farm

999 North Street

Walpole, MA 02081

999 North Street
Walpole, MA 02081
- See more at: http://ag.umass.edu/events/weed-walkabout-1#sthash.zCBcjXUV.dpuf

Thursday, June 9, 2016

4PM to 6PM

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park.

Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

- See more at: http://ag.umass.edu/events/weed-walkabout-1#sthash.zCBcjXUV.dpuf

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective week management progam. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park.


Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible.

Details and Registration

2 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report  CEUs

For further questions about this event, please contact Ellen Weeks,

6/15/16 - Best Management Practices for Minimizing Turf Pests, Milford, MA

Doubletree Hotel 11 Beaver St
Milford, MA 01757

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

8:30am to 12:30pm

 


Making the Soil – Plant Health – Pest Tolerance Connection: In turf systems soil plays a critical role in plant-pest-environment interactions. Soil depth, drainage, hardness and other parameters can lead to conditions that allow pests to infest and outcompete desirable turfgrasses. We will discuss soil physical, chemical and biological characteristics and how they may affect specific pest populations, and will consider how to remediate soil problems using best management practices.

Characteristics of Common Turf Herbicides:
A strong understanding of a product's active ingredient is necessary to get the most out of an herbicide application. Characteristics and use patterns of commonly used turf herbicides will be discussed.

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4 AOLCP CEUs

 

6/21/16 - The Life of a Plant: An Introduction to Botany, Boothbay, ME

The Life of a Plant: An Introduction to Botany with Lauren Stockwell

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, ME 04537

Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23, 2016

10am to 3pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits

6/23/16 - A Quiet Revolution in Sustainable Landscape Maintenance, Riverhead, NY

Montaukett Learning Resource Center

Suffolk County Community College - Eastern Campus

121 Speonk-Riverhead Rd., Riverhead, NY

Thursday June 23, 2016, 11:00am - 2:00pm (lunch included)

Learn why more and more businesses, communities, and schools are transitioning away from fossil fuel-powered maintenance.

Find out about Long Island's firs AGZA-certified Green Zone

Discover new technologies that deliver great performance, eliminate pollution, reduce noise, improve sustainability...and save money!

Try out a full line of innovative equipment and exciting prototypes

Please visit quietcommunities.org for details and registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

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6/29/16 - Natural Communities of Maine, Boothbay, ME

Natural Communities of Maine with Ted Elliman

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30, 2016

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs

AOLCPS, please report credits using the online form

8/9/16 - Introduction to the Native Flora of Maine, Boothbay, ME

Introduction to the Native Flora of Maine with Melissa Cullina

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, Maine 04537

Tuesday-Thursday, August 9-11, 2016

10am to 4pm

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

 

9/8/16 - Horticultural Ecology, Boothbay, ME

Horticultural Ecology with Bill Cullina

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive

Boothbay, Maine 04537

Thursday and Friday, September 8 and 9, 2016

10am to 5pm

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4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits

9/22/16 - Sustainable Horticultural Practices, Boothbay, ME

Sustainable Horticultural Practices

with Irene Brady Barber and Gary Fish

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, 2016

10 a.m. - 5 p.m

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits

9/29/16 - Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification, and Ecology, Boothbay, ME

Invasive Plants: Issues, Identification, and Ecology

with Ted Elliman

 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 

 Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30, 2016

 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please fill out the online form to report credits


 

10/13/16 - Selecting Native Woody Plants for the Maine Garden, Boothbay, ME

Selecting Native Woody Plants for the Maine Garden

with Justin Nichols

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537

 Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, 2016

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Details and Registration

4 AOLCP CEUs per day

AOLCPs, please use the online form to report credits