Published on 09/21/06

Georgia-Florida Green Industry Updates Oct. 17-19

University of Georgia

Anyone who makes a living with a nursery, greenhouse or landscape business needs to keep abreast of the latest new production or cultural practices, plants, products, pests and pesticides to stay competent and competitive.

Fortunately, the University of Georgia makes it easy to stay up-to-date. The 2006 Georgia-Florida Green Industry Updates Oct. 17-19 provide the latest information on a wide range of current topics.

The first two programs in the series, Oct. 17 in Kingsland, Ga., and Oct. 18 in Quincy, Fla., are mainly for turf and landscape professionals. The Oct. 19 program in Quincy is for people in the nursery business.

Each program will offer pesticide recertification credits for Georgia and Florida. The Kingsland program will offer credits for South Carolina, too, as well as International Society of Arboriculture credits for arborists.

A $40 fee, or $50 after Oct. 2, will cover lunch, refreshment breaks and all instruction and handouts. Register online at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center ( Or call the center at (229) 386-3416.

Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.