Professional Training Opportunities

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Professional Hands-On Diagnostic Walk-Abouts

Virtual Walkabouts

Using ZOOM, join OSU Extension Educator Joe Boggs and guest participants to discuss weather trends and their impacts on plants, weeds, and landscapes; be introduced to in-depth information about plants, trees, weeds, and insects in the landscape by experts in the field; and participate in live diagnostics of the landscape.

Southern Live Walk-Abouts Greater Cincinnati BYGLive!  Located in the Greater Cincianatti / Tri-State Area, join Extension Educator Joe Boggs in-person at various arboreta, parks, and landscape locations to walk about and discuss landscape diagnostics, ID, scouting, and management practices live outdoors (COVID-permitting).
Northeast Walk-Abouts

Diagnostic Walkabouts:  Organized by ONLA and OSU Extension, participate interactive, hands-on activities for a critical look at landscape and turf during landscape walks throughout Northeast Ohio.

Join Jacqueline Kowalski with Ohio State University Extension, and other horticulturalists who lead in-depth discussions about scouting, diagnostics, ID, landscape management. This is for commercial horticulturalists only.

Previous locations have included: Cleveland Zoo, Olmsted Falls Sunset Memorial Park, Stan Hywet Hall, and BGSU Firelands. 

Northwest Ohio Walk-Abouts Woodlawn Cemetary and Arboretum Tree Walk:  Every March - November, our Extension Educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Amy Stone, leads a walk at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in partnership with Patty Toneff, Foundation Director at the cemetery. The walks are offered on the 4th Tuesday of the month. This year, all the walks are virtual using Zoom and begin at 7 pm. If you would like to attend, email Amy at to receive the meeting notification.  

Nursery Industry Integrated Pest Management Meetings

Nursery growers for NE Ohio are invited to join Tom deHaas for a bimonthly overview of pest managements in the nursery.

1st and 3rd Thursdays April - October

Live at Perry Library in Perry, Ohio, Lake County or VIRTUALLY..... 

Professional Commercial Pesticide Recertification Training

In-Person Conferences

  • Pre-Registration Required
  • Carefully check the category list

January 27, 2022 - Akron (John S. Knight Center)
February 10, 2022 - Columbus (NEW LOCATON - Ohio Expo Center - Kasich Center) 
February 23, 2022 - Dayton Convention Center

Categories offered:
Core                                5- Ind. Vegetation           10b- Termite
2a- Ag. Pest                    6a- Ornamental Pest       10c - Fumigation
2b- Fruit & Veg Pest        6c- Orn. Weed                 10d- Vector Control
2c- Field Crop Weed       6d - Greenhouse             12 - Wood Destroying Insect
2d- Seed Treatment        7- Vertebrate Pest
3a- Aquatic                     8- Turf
4a- Forestry                   10a- General Pest

15* - Ag Fertilizer: A one-hour program offered after the pesticide conference concludes for an additonal $15 fee

CLICK HERE to visit Pesticide Education Website for more information and to register