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Green Industry Event Showcases Latest in Research and Technology

July 11, 2006

TOLEDO, Ohio -- From good pruning to turf management to digital diagnostics, the latest in green industry technology and research will be highlighted at the 9th annual Northwest Ohio Green Industry Summer Session, being held Aug. 2.


The half-day educational event will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension's Agricultural Business Enhancement Center; OSU Extension, Lucas County; Owens Community College, Northwest Ohio Landscape and Garden Association; and the Green Industry Educational Committee.

Early registration is $13, paid by July 28. Onsite registration is $20. In addition, pesticide recertification credit of one hour each is available for $15 per hour. Current Owens Community College Landscape and Turf Management student fees are waived.

The Northwest Ohio Green Industry Summer Session will cover such tracks as pests and problems, turf health and diagnostics, plant selection, plant basics and management. OSU Extension, OSU Agricultural Technical Institute, and industry specialists will be on hand to discuss such topics as planting techniques, principles of good pruning, tree identification, water gardens, Ohio native plants, pesticide updates, beneficial insects in the landscape, digital diagnostics, diagnosing turf diseases, turf insects, workman's compensation, and business issues.

For more information or to register, log on to, or call (419) 354-6916.


Candace Pollock
Becky McCann