Landscape pest management workshop set for Feb. 15 in Hammond

Richard Bogren  |  1/22/2018 10:16:39 PM

(01/22/18) HAMMOND, La. — The LSU AgCenter will offer a landscape pest management workshop on Feb. 15 at the Hammond Research Station.

“This is a great opportunity for ornamental horticulture industry professionals to hear the latest on pest management in the landscape,” said AgCenter horticulture researcher Yan Chen.

The program has been approved by Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry for recertification for Louisiana commercial pesticide applicators

Participants will hear from experts about pesticide safety training updates, status of phytoplasma diseases of palms, how to be successful with azaleas in the landscape, weed management in flower beds, best irrigation practices and benefits, and hurdles to landscape integrated pest management

In addition, experts will present updates on emerald ash borer, crape myrtle bark scale and new regulatory issues.

Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 70 participants, Registration and payment of $90 per person will be accepted through Feb. 9 or until the workshop is filled, Chen said.

Registration and checks or money orders payable to LSU AgCenter can be mailed to LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond, LA 70403.

Participant sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the station at 985-543-4125 or Chen at

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