CKOTA Presents Our 30th Horticulture Conference

Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Topics

  • Cool, wet 2009 plant diseases
  • Latest on insect pests & their management.
  • Results of 2009 statewide plant trials.
  • Bare root to bare root - coming full circle.
  • Interpreting soil tests.
  • Successful prairie meadow establishment.
  • Bringing planting quidelines and specifications up to date.
  • Emerald Ash Borer management plans.

Registration Information

Your membership to our trade association is included in your registration, as well as one buffet lunch. Businesses pay an additional $15.00 per person for lunch.

Early Registration by January 22 for Membership Discount.

Parking is limited. Please carpool.

For more information contact George Riddle at 859-312-0624.


Thoroughbred Landscape Products and UK AG Extension Service

Sponsored by Thoroughbred Landscape Products.

Additional support from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.

Trade Show

Plan to spend your free time during the CKOTA Conference at your 2010 Trade Show, visiting with the many exhibitors who have come to display their wide range of products and equipment that will make you job easier.

Booth in Trade Show

  • 10' x 10' display area with table ($120.00)
  • Non-profit associations (no charge, but must pay registration to attend conference)

For Vendor Booth Information contact Ian Hoffman at 859-489-6795.

CKOTA Mission

The purpose of the Central Kentucky Ornamental & Turf Association (CKOTA) is to promote horticultural improvement, professionalism and camaraderie in Kentucky; in particular to encourage the further study of horticulture, arboriculture and turf science, to analyze and disseminate information relating thereto, and to represent the judgement of this organization in the matters of policy which affect encouragement of education, horticultural protection and/or management.

CKOTA Board of Directors &
Technical Advisory Committee



Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office
1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 40504-1172


  • 6.25 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists
  • 3.5 CEUs for Landscape Architects
  • 3 CEUs Pesticide Applicators (categories 3, 10,12)


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2007 CKOTA Educational Summer Solstice Celebration

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