Aug 10, 2018
IPM Symposium to Take Place in North Carolina

The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden and affiliate of the University of North Carolina System, in conjunction with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will host its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium on Sept. 27, 2018.

In its eighth year, the Arboretum’s IPM Symposium presents a unique continuing education and professional development resource for green industry professionals, educators and master gardeners on integrated pest management programs for nurseries and landscapes.

Participants who attend the full-day conference will have the opportunity to receive pesticide credits and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

This year’s keynote, “Innovations in IPM: The Future is Now,” will be presented by Rose Buitenhuis, research scientist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, Canada. Buitenhuis is responsible for developing and implementing biological control technologies for the management of arthropod pests, and supporting sustainable crop management practices for ornamental and production horticulture.

IPM attendees must register in advance online at www.ncarboretum.orgor by calling 828.665.2492. The symposium’s special early-bird discount ends Sept.7.

For a full list of speakers and lectures or to register, please visit

The IPM Symposium is supported in part by Biobest USA, Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, and the North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association.

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