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2017 Tri-State Green Industry Conference Highlights crook.46 Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:56
Register now! Thursday, February 2, 2017 Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Julie Crook
2017 Tri-State Green Industry Conference crook.46 Fri, 12/30/2016 - 13:29
Thursday, February 2, 2017 Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Rd Cincinnati, OH  45246
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Julie Crook
Commercial Applicator Pesticide Recertification Conferences Scheduled stone.91 Wed, 12/28/2016 - 09:42
The Ohio State University's Pesticide Safety Education Program will be offering four Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conferences across Ohio during the winter of 2017.
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Amy Stone
Revised Worker Protection Standard Workshops Offered in 2017 stone.91 Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:13

 

Is your business compliant with revised worker protection standards?  The Federal Worker Protection Standards (WPS) protects agricultural workers and pesticide handlers by reducing their risk from pesticide exposure.  WPS was revised in 2015, and phased-in compliance begins January 2, 2017. 

 

These FREE workshop will provide employers and managers what they need to bring their WPS Program in compliance with the new requirements, including changes in training, restrictions during applications, personal protective equipment, decontamination...

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Amy Stone

ALB eNewsletter from USDA

Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been in the news recently, including a BYGL Alert written by Joe Boggs on November 18, 2016 - "New ALB Infestation Found in Clermont County, OH."  That BYGL Alert can be found by clicking on this link:  http://bygl.osu.edu/node/641

 

While there is an interest in regular ALB Updates in Ohio since eradication efforts are underway to eliminate this exotic invader in the buckeye state.  People may occasionally want a national update with reports from Massachusetts and New York...

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Trees on Tap Program: December 5 chatfield.1 Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:12
  Ohio is certainly the place for trees (more later), and you will certainly learn a great deal more about trees at OSU’s 2nd Annual Trees on Tap program on December 5 at the Ohio Convention Center, immediately preceding the 89th Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course and 50th Ohio Turfgrass Conference from December 6-8. 
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Jim Chatfield
New ALB Infestation Found in Clermont County, OH boggs.47 Fri, 11/18/2016 - 17:10
A news release has been issued regarding a new Asian longhorned beetle infestation found in Clermont Count, OH.
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Joe Boggs
OSU Green Industry Short Course and OTF Conference and Tradeshow - December 5 - 8 stone.91 Thu, 11/17/2016 - 03:48

Tis' the season to register for the upcoming Ohio State University Green Industry Short Course and the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Tradeshow!  While we haven't seen any snow yet, predictions are in the weekend forecast for at least the northeastern region of Ohio. 

 

Three preconference workshops will be offered Monday, December 5 and the program runs fromTuesday, December 6 through Thursday, December 8. There is still time to register at the early bird price but don't delay. Register before November 25 for the discounted price. More than five people attending...

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Amy Stone
Trees on Tap - OSU Green Industry Short Course Pre-Conference Workshop - December 5, 2016 stone.91 Mon, 10/31/2016 - 05:37

You won't want to miss this year's Trees on Tap preconference workshop as part of this year's OSU Green Industry Short Course (GISC), formally the OSU Nursery Short Course. 

 

The preconference workshop will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Columbus Convention Center.  Registration will be begin at 9:00 am, with the program starting at 9:30 am.  The workshop ends at 4:45 pm, with a workshop reception to follow. 

 

The workshop's agenda include the following topics:  Why Trees Matter; Treesources Must-Haves...

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Amy Stone
New Worker Protection Compliance Manual Now Available mrose Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:17
The must-read manual for growers on the 2015 revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is now available. Horticultural growers such as greenhouses and nurseries will be most affected by these changes because of the numbers of workers they employ.  Retailers are also affected if pesticides are applied to holding areas. 
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Mary Ann Rose