UW-Extension Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Short Course to be held in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Waukesha Counties

Contact: Barb Larson, 262 857-1945/262 653-1945, BLarson@co.kenosha.wi.us

Professional horticulturists in municipal and commercial grounds maintenance are invited to attend the Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Short Course offered by University of Wisconsin-Extension. This technical course will be held four consecutive weeks in February and provides continuing education credits.

Topics focus on current green industry issues and feature UW-Extension specialists and prominent horticulture industry professionals.

Speakers include UW-Extension specialists Dr. Brian Hudelson on “Root Rots and Vascular Wilts”; Phil Pellitteri on “Defoliators: Sawflies, Beetles and Caterpillars”; Dr. Laura Jull on “Ten Worst Trees and What to Plant Instead”, Dr. Chris Williamson on “Grubs and Bugs in the Lawn”; and Dr. Jim Kerns on “Turf Disease Identification and Management.” In addition, Dave Wanninger of Song Sparrow Nursery will tell you about “New and Better Woody Plant Selections” and Richard Hawke of Chicago Botanic Garden will advise you on “Recommended Perennials”. Olivia Witthun or Tom Boos from Wisconsin DNR will share “Invasive Plant Best Management Practices.”

Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Short Course is held at four locations in eastern Wisconsin:
– Wednesday mornings, Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25 in Bristol;
– Wednesday afternoons, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 in Hales Corners;
– Friday mornings, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 in Waukesha; and
– Friday afternoons, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 in Sheboygan.

Participants must enroll and attend all of the sessions at the same location. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 27. Space is limited. The registration fee for the entire course is $50 per person at the Bristol and Sheboygan locations; $65 per person at Hales Corners and Waukesha locations. Single day fees are also available. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation, available only at Bristol location, requires notification and pre-registration with Kenosha UW-Extension by Jan. 23. Registration brochure is online at http://kenosha.uwex.edu or contact the UW-Extension offices in Waukesha, Sheboygan, Racine or Kenosha Counties.

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