CKOTA Presents Our 34th Horticulture Conference

Thursday, February 13, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.

Registration & Welcome
Presented by John Sanders

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Andrew Bunting
Curator at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

“Growing Magnolias in the Home Garden:
Their Hardiness and Disease Resistance” 

9:20 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Mike Goatley Jr.

Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist
Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences of Virginia Tech

“Where to Save, Where to Spend in Commercial Lawncare”

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Break and TRADE SHOW

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Joe Boggs
Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Extension and the OSU Department of Entomology; Commercial Horticulture Educator, OSU Extension, Hamilton County

“Putting the Cart Behind the Horse: Urban Soil, Stress, and Tree Borers”

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Nicole Ward Gauthier
Extension Specialist for Fruit Crops, Ornamentals and Forestry
University of Kentucky

UK Updates: “Boxwood Blight – A New Disease for Kentucky Landscapes”

Dan Potter
Professor of Entomology at the University of Kentucky

“Bees, Pesticides, & Politics: Challenges & Opportunities for the Green Industry”

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Break for LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Andrew Bunting
Curator at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

“Which Witch? Rare & Gardenworthy Species in the Witch-Hazel (Hamamelidaceae) Family”

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Tom Kimmerer
Chief Scientist at Venerable Trees, Inc.

“Managing Ancient Trees in Urban Landscapes”

3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Break for TRADE SHOW

3:35 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Clare Sipple

Manager at Lower Howard's Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve

“Exotic Plant Eradication”

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