CKOTA Presents Our 30th Horticulture Conference

Sustainability of the Urban Environment

Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conference Topics

  • 21 Questions of Plant Diagnostics
  • Thousand Cankers Disease on Black Walnut Trees
  • Landscape Disease Update
  • Emerald Ash Borer Update
  • Results of Annual and Perennial Plant Trials
  • DeepRoot Silva Cell Systems for Urban Tree Planting
  • Glyphosate - A Cautionary Tale
  • The Galling of America
  • Ecological Side Effects of Lawn Pesticides
  • Intelligent Use of Herbicides
  • Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers
  • The Greening of Downtown Lexington

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 21, 2011 for Membership Discount.

Parking is limited. Please carpool.

For more information contact George Riddle at 859-257-5574.


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 2011 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)
  • No charge for non-profit associations.
  • 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 Advisors



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


  • 6 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists
  • 2 CEUs for Landscape Architects
  • 5 general and 2 specific CEUs for Pesticide Applicators (categories 3, 10,12)