2017 Webinars

2017 Webinars

The 2017 lunch and learn educational series provides VNLA members and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) staff one-hour, live webinars at noon on the third Thursday of each odd month. Participants can listen and question experts in landscape, nursery and plant breeding; receive continuing education credits for certification; and gain new business and horticulture knowledge. Each webinar will be recorded and available to VNLA members as continuing education.

Dr. Charlie Hall at the 2017 VNLA Field Day: “Time of Opportunity in Midst of Uncertainty” (1 hour)
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Dr. Charlie Hall at the 2017 VNLA Field Day: “Developing a Value Proposition that Resonates with Future Consumers
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Marcus vandeVliet, at the 2017 VNLA Field Day: “Employee Accountability
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Lunch & Learn





19-Jan Laurie Fox Ph.D., Horticulture Associate,
Virginia Tech & Virginia Witmer, Outreach Coordinator,
Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program,
Virginia Department of Environmental QualitySponsored by conserVAlandscape.com
conservation • management • communicationsClick Here to view this recorded Webinar
Natives and New VA Native Guides
increasing popularity of natives,
new VA native plant guides and marketing
campaign, natives relative to production,
design, maintenance, stormwater BMPs, and pollinators
16-Mar Micah B. Raubhas served for the past 8 years as the Program Coordinator of the Worker Protection, Business Licensing and Pesticide Product Registration programs. In his position, Mr. Raub has served as the state lead for the Worker Protection Standard

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Worker Protection– Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published revisions to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Many of these changes became effective January 2, 2017. Review of key changes to the revision with a focus on changes to worker training, the display of pesticide information, the new application exclusion zone, new respirator requirements and new records retention timeframes.

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18-May Brienne Gluvna Arthur – Originally from southeastern Michigan, Brie Arthur studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University.  She has more than a decade of experience in plant production at leading nurseries, including Plant Delights and Camellia Forest.

Today, she conveys her love of plants and design through her writing, speaking, film production and consulting. Brie is an inspired, creative advocate for the value of horticulture in our lives – both for the green industry and the public

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Edibles and Landscape

– Brie has fine-tuned her signature design technique of Foodscaping, a sustainable landscape practice.  Working with public school systems and suburban developments, Brie is the changing the way green spaces are designed and utilized.  Encouraging everyone to “think outside of the box,” learn how pairing edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape increases bio-diversity and adds purpose to everyday spaces.

The best edible and ornamental plants are featured to inspire attendees to create purposeful landscapes that engage people of all ages. Organic growing insights are shared to encourage professionals and homeowners to embrace sustainable practices

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11-Jul Dr. Peter Schultz received his B.S. in Entomology from the University of California at Davis in 1968, M.S. in Biology from Midwestern State University in 1972, and Ph.D. in Entomology in 1978 from Virginia Tech. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as an entomology training instructor from 1969-1973. He has worked at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach since 1973; the first 5 years as a state nursery inspector and thereafter as the “station” entomologist. He became an Associate Professor of Entomology when the AREC merged with Virginia Tech in 1985 and was promoted to Professor in 1996. His research has focused on developing integrated pest management strategies on insect pests of ornamental plants in commercial nurseries and landscapes. His current research has been on developing novel strategies for management of ambrosia beetles. Since 1992, he has also served as the Director of the Hampton Roads AREC. He served as Eastern Branch President in 2006, and chaired the Awards Committee, Local Arrangements Committee; elected Member-at-large, He also served on the ESA Nominations and Membership Committees.

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“Ambrosia Beetle and Emerging Pests” 

Dr. Shultz’s webinar will focus on sharing the novel ways to better manage ambrosia beetles in the nursery.In addition, Dr. Schultz will update the group on the distribution of crape myrtle bark scale and its possible implications to the Virginia green industry.

21-Sep Jeff Derr / Jacob Barney – “Invasive Plants & the Horticulture Trade”

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Invasive Plants & the Horticulture Trade
16-Nov “Lunch & Learn: Boxwood Blight  and Rose Rosette Disease”

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Description: Dr. Chuan Hong’s presentation will provide updates on boxwood blight and rose rosette disease with emphasis given to scouting, diagnosis, and management of both (re)emerging diseases.

Dr. Hong joined the faculty of Virginia Tech in 1999 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2010. One of his program focuses is emerging diseases such as boxwood blight and rose rosette disease. He has (co)authored over 200 scientific publications and numerous extension/educational articles.

Who: Dr. Hong will present information pertinent to nursery producers, landscape managers, and Virginia Cooperative Extension agents

Where: Online webinar: Listen and participate from your desk or mobile device.

Qualifies for 1 CEU for Virginia Certified Horticulturist

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution

Rose Rosette / Emerging Pests

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Each webinar is approximately 45 minutes with 5-10 minutes of Q & A. View each webinar and receive one CEU for your Virginia Certified Horticulturist credential.

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