Spotted Lanternfly: At Our Doorstep or Already in Our Fields?
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday, August 15
Statewide Public Conference
Broome County CCE Farmers Market
840 Front Street, Binghamton, NY

Cost: $50, which includes all breaks and a catered lunch. Please e-mail Kate Robinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any dietary needs or restrictions.

Register online here.

It’s not if but when and where this invasive pest will show up in NYS. Be on the front line of stopping the invasion! Learn where to look and how to correctly identify and report sightings of all Spotted Lanternfly life stages.

Experts from across PA and NY will provide updates on what is being done to prevent SLF’s establishment in New York and tools available to combat this threat to our fields, forests and homes.

This conference has been approved for 7.5 Certified Nursery Landscape Professional credits, and 6 NYS Pesticide Recertification credits in the categories of 1a, 2, 3a, 6a, 9, 10, 22 and 25.

LIAA Monthly General Meeting
Calibration and Maintenance of Pesticide Sprayers
Tuesday, September 10
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Pete Cavallaro
Location: Essco Service Company Inc., 584 W. Hoffman Avenue Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Pete Cavallaro of Juniper Tree Group, LLC is the manufacturer representative for GNC Industries, The Fountainhead Group, Inc., and Professional Sprayer Equipment.

Pete will share his years of experience and knowledge of working with pesticides and sprayers. The focus of the workshop will be on how to properly calibrate the backpack and truck sprayers. He will speak about the different pesticides and the types of equipment available. Pete will also speak about the care and maintenance of the truck and backpack sprayers.

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Tree Stewardship Training Program: Practical Training in Public Tree Management

CCE Dutchess County presents a comprehensive 35-hour training program to address all aspects of tree care and pest management. For Green Industry Professionals, Municipal Employees, Street Tree Commissions, Utility Arborists, Community Volunteers, Master Gardener Volunteers

Sept. 13, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 11, 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
(Optional Exam: Oct. 24)

CCE Dutchess County
2715 Route 44
Millbrook, NY 12545
Satellite Locations—TBA

Download a brochure to register. Early bird registration deadline is September 3.

Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements Educational Tree Health Care Seminar:
Preserving Our Legacy Trees

8:15 a.m.-4:25 p.m., Monday, September 16
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Registration fee: $45/person
Register here 

8:15 a.m.-4:25 p.m., Tuesday, September 17
Bartlett Arboretum, Stamford, CT
Registration fee: $45/person
Register here

ISA CEUs will be available for attendees and breakfast and lunch are included.

New York Botanic Garden
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019
9:00 am – 3:00 pm (1-hour lunch break)

Workshop Description:
NYBG's first-ever horticulture intensive provides a comprehensive introduction to current best practices in sustainable horticulture for our region. You will learn how an informed approach to managing soil, site hydrology, and pests—coupled with choosing the right plants—can reduce the need for supplemental irrigation and pesticides while creating healthier, more beautiful gardens. This workshop will be taught by the NYBG Horticulture team in partnership with guest experts from across the Tri-State region.

Workshop Objectives:
By the end of this 5-day workshop, students will have learned have gained a firm foundation in five key areas: site assessment, soil management, hydrology, plant selection, and pest management. Each subject will be taught using case studies of projects where ecological design and sustainable practices have been successfully implemented.
Prerequisites: A knowledge of plant science and soil science is strongly encouraged

Clock Hours: 25 hours

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Questions: Contact Charles Yurgalevitch, Director, School of Professional Horticulture at 718-817-8797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ISA Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, and Municipal Specialist Exam
8:00 a.m. , Sat. Nov. 9, 2019
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
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