CKOTA Presents Our 31st Horticulture Conference

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

Conference Topics

  • Remaining rooted in Turbulent Times
  • Navigating Challenging Times Creatively
  • Annual and Perennial Trial Update
  • Plant Pathology Update
  • Imprelis
  • Managing Trees Stressors, borers and Scales
  • Insect Biodiversity in naturalized roughs on Kentucky golf courses
  • The impact of insecticides on beneficial invertebrates
  • Communicating Through Landscape Presentation
  • Trees of Significance: Building Public appreciation for treasured trees
  • Your County Extension Agent

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 23, 2012 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 2012 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


  • 5 CEUs for ISA Certified Arborists
  • 1.5 CEUs for Landscape Architects
  • 2 CEUs (1 general, 1 specific) for Pesticide Applicator