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Course Name: Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants
Course Code: AL0402CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: January 9, 2023
Time: TBD am – TBD pm (Check-in time: TBD am)
Location: Bioresource Engineering Laboratory (formerly ECC), 18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $TBD per person (expires TBD)
Registration Closes: TBD
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Payments should be made out to: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
Purchase Orders can be mailed to the address above or electronically sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class is part of the Landscape Management Certificate Program and the Public Grounds Management Certificate Program.
An all-star group of instructors will supply you with tips to help recognize and control diseases, weeds, and ornamental insect problems.
- Weed Control
- Insect Control
- Disease Management
- Pesticide Regulation
- Plant Selection to Minimize Insects and Diseases
Who Should Attend?
This class is a great source of information for anyone who grows and maintains ornamental plants. Past participants have included:
- Building and Grounds Managers
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Horticulture Maintenance Professionals
- Grounds Crew Members
- Master Gardeners
- Park Maintenance Professionals
- Weed Control Professionals
Meet Your Instructors
Bill Errickson, Rutgers University
Bill Errickson is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County. Bill holds a Master’s degree in Soil Science from the University of New Hampshire and is completing a Doctoral degree in Plant Biology from Rutgers University. He has led courses focused on sustainable soil management for commercial growers, home gardeners, and college students throughout New Jersey and New England. His current programmatic areas include supporting the NJ nursery and landscape industries in their efforts to promote native plants and ecological landscaping practices.
Dr. George Hamilton, Rutgers University
Dr. Hamilton received his Ph.D.in Entomology in 1985 from Rutgers University and immediately joined the Rutgers faculty as an extension specialist in pest management to coordinate New Jersey’s Pesticide Applicator Training and Pesticide Impact Assessment Programs. In 1998, Dr. Hamilton became the statewide IPM coordinator for New Jersey and was involved in reorganizing that program. He is currently the chair of the Department of Entomology at Rutgers. His research interests are in the area of implementing integrated pest management programs and the examination of pesticide usage patterns in New Jersey.
Steve Kristoph, Steven Kristoph Nursery
Steve Kristoph is widely known for his encyclopedic knowledge of plant material. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in horticulture from Rutgers University, and he has been an adjunct instructor at Rutgers for over 25 years. He also owns and operates Steven Kristoph Nursery in Monmouth County, NJ, where he grows many types of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials. The landscaping division of his business, P. Steven Kristoph Garden Design, serves both residential and commercial customers and offers a full range of services, including design, installation, maintenance and seasonal color. Steve is passionate about plants and enjoys sharing his passion with others.
Dr. Karen Plumley, Rutgers University
Dr. Plumley currently serves as Director of the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education. She earned her doctorate at Rutgers University in turfgrass pathology, as well as a B.S. in botany. She also holds an M.S. in forest pathology from the State University of New York-College of Forestry.
“Provided useful, thought stimulating ideas plus useful information and answers to common problems.”
– Past Participant
“Well balanced overview of topic, touching on key points to consider.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned to] pay close attention to plants for signs of stress from disease and bugs.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants was approved for the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
MD Pesticide Applicators: 8 credits in 3A, 3C, 10, and CORE
NJ / CT Pesticide Applicators: 2 credits in CORE and 6B; 8 credits in 3A and 8C
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 2 Technical, 2 Management, and 1 Government Contact Hours
NJ Licensed Tree Experts (LTE/LTCO): 5.5 CEUs
NJ Urban and Community Forestry (NJUCF): 5 CEUs
PA Pesticide Applicators: 2 credits in 00-Core; 4 credits in 06, 07, 18, and 23
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA): Certified Arborist: 6; BCMA – Management: 6
DE, NY, and MA Pesticide Applicators: If you need pesticide credits in these states, you must register and notify Joe Canzano at least 45 days before the course start date. Call 848-932-7317 or send an email to email@example.com.
No breakfast will be provided. Box lunches will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Campus Parking Policy
All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link to register your vehicle will be provided in your course confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
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- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.