The North Carolina Arboretum in conjunction with North Carolina Cooperative
Extension will host its Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium on
Thursday, September 27, 2018, inside the Arboretum’s Education Center in
Asheville. In its eighth year, the Arboretum’s IPM Symposium presents a
unique continuing education and professional development resource for green
industry professionals, educators and master gardeners on Integrated Pest
Management programs for nurseries and landscapes. Participants who attend the
full-day conference will have the opportunity to receive pesticide credits
and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Tennessee. This year’s keynote, “Innovations in IPM: The Future is Now,” will be
presented by Dr. Rose Buitenhuis, research scientist at the Vineland Research
and Innovation Centre in Ontario, Canada. In her role, Dr. Buitenhuis is
responsible for developing and implementing biological control technologies
for the management of arthropod pests, and supporting sustainable crop
management practices for ornamental and production horticulture. The
symposium will also feature speakers from across the country and a special
closing session will feature Disney® Integrated Pest Management Manager Tim

IPM attendees must register in advance online at or by
calling 828-665-2492. The symposium’s special early-bird discount ends
September 7, 2018. For a full list of speakers and lectures or to register,
please visit: