Grounds Management Short Course

2022 GROUNDS MANAGEMENT SHORT COURSE


Save the Date for the 2022 Grounds Management Short Course!

Join us for the 50th Anniversary of the Knox County Grounds Management Short Course. This Short Course will bring you the latest research-based information to stay ahead of the challenges we deal with every day in our industry. In typical fashion, we have assembled leading experts to share their latest information, enabling you to thrive as green industry professionals.

At current, the 2022 Grounds Management Short Course will be held in person, at the UT Conference Center, however, this could change due to COVID-19 restrictions placed on large group events. In the event that this Short Course is cancelled, participants will be notified and offered an opportunity to transition to a virtual format.


Event Location:

UT Conference Center

600 Henley Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

***Free parking provided at the Locust Street garage located at 540 Locust Street***


Session Dates:

January 20, 2022 (Thursday) | 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

January 21, 2022 (Friday) | 7:30 am to 5:00 pm


Session Cost:

Before January 10, 2022After January 10, 2022
$189 – Registration for both days$225 – Registration for both days
$99 – Single day registration (January 20th only)$115 – Single day registration (January 20th only)
$99 – Single day registration (January 21st only)$115 – Single day registration (January 21st only)

Continuing Education Points Available:

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for ISA Certified Arborists.
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide Applicator Points will be offered for TDA Commercial Applicators.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy:

If you register, but are unable to attend this event, you can cancel your registration. If you must cancel, please call us at (865) 215-2340 by January 14, 2022, and we will refund your registration fee (minus a $5 processing fee). Sorry, no refunds will be given after January 14, 2022. 


Contact Information:​

Lee Rumble
Extension Agent–Knox County
400 W. Main Street
Suite 560​
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2340
drumble@utk.edu


Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Registration Options:


Option #1:

Click here to download, print, and mail completed registration form and check to.

UT/TSU Extension Knox County
400 W. Main Street; Suite 560
Knoxville, TN 37902

***Please Note: Checks must be made payable to UT/TSU Extension Knox County.***


Option #2:

Click here to make a payment online with a credit card.


Option #3:

Pay in-person on the day of the event.

***Please Note: Late registration charges will be applied.***

***Please Note: We can only accept credit card or check payments on the day of.***

Click here to view the full program brochure.


January 20, 2022 (Thursday)

TimeSpeakerTitle of Presentation
8:15Kaitlyn KlemaKnox County Water Quality Best Management Practices
9:15Phillip HaarInsect Pests in Landscapes and Nurseries
10:45Karla KeanStructure Pruning Trees–From Young to Old
1:00Dr. Alan WindhamA Look Back at 2021–Plant Disease in Ornamentals and Trees
2:00Dr. Robert FlorenceFertilizer and Lime Math: Is the Rate to Use Meeting the Plant’s Needs?
3:30Celeste ScottLandscape Materials–Selecting the Appropriate Species

January 21, 2022 (Friday)

TimeSpeakerTitle of Presentation
8:15Dr. Jim Brosnan2022 Turfgrass Weed Control Update
9:15Katy KilbournePlant Pests Threatening Tennessee Borders
10:45Kasey KrousePlant Health Care Begins at Tree and Site Selection
1:00Seth WhitehouseBeneficial Insects in our Landscape–Protecting Pollinators
2:00Dr. Tom SamplesManaging Turfs? Be on the Lookout For…
3:30Dr. Amy FulcherMaking the Transition–Success from the Nursery to the Landscape

Continuing Education Points Available:

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for ISA Certified Arborists.
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide Applicator Points will be offered for TDA Commercial Applicators.

CategoryPoints
January 20, 2022
Points
January 21, 2022
234
356
634
1056
1256
ISA Certified Arborist64
BCMA (Science)23
BCMA (Practice)1N/A
BCMA (Management)31
TW Climber Specialist1N/A
TW Aerial Specialist1N/A