Eco-Friendly Landscaping Webinar Series

Sessions: January -May 2022

Learn how industry leaders achieve great results and grow their businesses, while protecting the environment and reduce exposure to many synthetic pesticides! Attendees will have exclusive access to discounts & promotions!
Sponsored by Tech Terra Environmental
 

Session 1: January 12 (Closed)

  • Richard McCoy: Rebuilding landscapes with native plants, from ecological dead zone to ecological powerhouse. BIO LINK
  • VIEW RECORDED WEBINAR – VIDEO LINK

Session 2 : January 19 (Closed)

  • Joe Heckman, Ph.D. will discuss Soil Nutrients.
  • Joe is a Professor of Soil Science, Rutgers University, where he teaches courses in Soil Fertility, Organic Crop Production, and Agroecology. He conducts research and extension programs on optimizing nutrition and soil quality in support of plant, animal, and human health

  • BIO LINK
  • No Recording of this session.

Session 3 : January 26 (Closed)

  • Mike Reed: Regenerative turf systems. 
  • No Recording of this session.

Session 4: February 9 (Closed)

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  • Joe Magazzi: Organic control for grubs and beetles. BIO LINK
  • We will also discuss the fact that many States are restricting the use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides in the landscape due to the harm they cause pollinators.

    GrubGONE and BeetleGONE have proven as effective as Neonicotinoids without any negative impact on pollinators.

Session 5: February 16 (Closed)

  • Mike Kolenut: Financial success with organic land care.
  • A 16 history of an organic company, transitioning from conventional to 100%
    Organic, beginning with education and training, we take you through our
    trials and tribulations, so that you may illuminate any pitfalls in your own
    companies transition.
  • A major part of being a successful Organic operator is the ability to read
    soil tests, Basic chemistry and biological, And show you how to interpret
    those results, and how it corresponds with each other.
  • BIO LINK
  • ZOOM RECORDING – CLICK HERE

Session 6: February 24 (Closed)

  • Eric Maurer: Topic: Low risk herbicides…”What does OMRI, Minimum Risk and 25(b) mean plus new data on Fiesta Herbicide.”
  • SPECIAL OFFER: $25 OFF case of Fiesta Weed Killer for all attendees.
  • PRODUCTS LINK
  • WEBINAR RECORDING CLICK HERE:

Session 7: March 2 – (Closed)

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  • Professor James F. White: Topic: How plants cultivate and extract nutrients from soil microbes, the importance of maintenance of microbial diversity on seeds and soils, foliar nutrients and more!
  • Bio: James F. White is a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the biology of fungi. Dr. White’s research interests include paleomycology and the evolutionary development of microbial plant symbioses—including the study of both fossil and extant systems. In particular, recently Dr. White and collaborators have been examining the roles of intracellular bacteria and fungi in modulation of development and nutrient acquisition in plants.

Session 8: March 9 (Closed)

Session 9: March 16.(Closed)

Session 10: March 23. (Closed)

Session 11: March 30. (Closed)

Session 12: April 6. (Closed)

Session 13: April 13. (Closed)

Session 14: April 20 (Closed)

Session 15: April 27 (Closed)

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  • Steven Rettke – Field Coordinator of the Rutgers Landscape IPM Mentoring Program
  • Topic of Discussion: Integrated Pest Management (or IPM) is a commonsense approach that reduces absolute reliance on synthetic, chemical pesticides as a sole method of controlling pests. A combination of strategies is used to predict, prevent, & manage landscape insect & disease pests. These IPM strategies are proactive, not reactions to the presence of a pest. IPM programs result in effective landscape pest control with diminished economic, health, & environmental risks.    

Session 16: May 4 (Closed)

2 guests this week presenting from MowGreen:Dan Delventhal and Ted Luchsinger!
 
Discussion:Plant Health Presentation: Organic Practices For Healthier Plants with Invasives & Natives Reviewed.
 
With plant health being the cornerstone of reduced chemical inputs, a discussion of soil testing and amending, micro-climate awareness, best care practices and native vs. non-natives options will be reviewed.  Troublesome invasive plants will be reviewed, along with their more preferred native counterparts. 

Session 17: May 19- THURSDAY  REGISTRATION OPEN

  • Guest speakerS: Sheina and Mackenzie from Herbicide Free Campus
  • This is an organization that supports groups of students who want to eliminate synthetic herbicides through building strategic student movements, spreading awareness and working with groundskeepers and landscape maintenance departments.