October 13, 2000

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Opportunities - Fall 2000

Listed below are meetings that may be of interest to HHPN readers. These programs offer the Commercial Pesticide Applicator the opportunity to fulfill their continuing instruction requirement for the year 2000 in the following categories.

Winterizing the Garden

An important consideration when selecting trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and other plants for the home landscape is cold hardiness. In most cases, plants that are adapted to Iowa's cold winter temperatures don't require winter protection. However, a few commonly grown landscape and garden plants, such as modern roses, strawberries, and chrysanthemums, require winter protection to insure their survival.

Cold temperatures aren't the only potential threat to plants during the winter months. Rabbits can also cause serious damage to trees, shrubs, roses, and other plants.