Owens to Host NW OH Green Industry Summer Session

Posted Jul 30th, 2012 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Area residents and business professionals within the landscape, garden center, tree care and turf industry interested in expanding their knowledge about horticulture are invited to attend the 2012 Northwest Ohio Green Industry Summer Session at Owens Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Presented by Owens Community College in conjunction with The Ohio State University Extension, the workshop will occur from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The event is open to the public.

The regional workshop will feature various presentations on insects and pesticides, tree and plant care, landscape and workplace safety topics by industry professionals from The Ohio State University Extension, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Klyn Nurseries, McClurg Environmental, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive details about common weeds and diseases in lawns, integrated pest management, modern plants for modern landscapes, fragrance in the garden and tree diagnostics.

Other workshop sessions will include basic pesticide safety, farm and food safety, soft scales that attack Ohio plants and invasive plants and insects that are invading Ohio, among other topics.

The cost of the workshop is $25. For additional information or to register, call (419) 578-6783.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.

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