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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Landscape / Nursery Weed Control Update

Mark Czarnota

Time and Session Location

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Magnolia B

CEUs Available (Pending Approval)



included with conference ticket

What You Will Learn:

Weeds covering you up? There are several methods to prevent and control weeds in landscape and nursery. These weed control methods can provide excellent weed control if performed correctly. In order to get the best weed control results, it is extremely important that you have a firm understanding of the weeds you are trying to control and the tools to control them. This presentation will cover the latest updates on weed control in the nursery and landscape.

More About the Presenter (s):

Dr. Mark Andrew Czarnota is an Associate Professor (60% Extension, 30% Research, 5.0% Teaching, 5.0% Service) in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia, Griffin Campus. His job responsibilities include supporting the nursery and landscape, Christmas tree, floriculture, small fruit, and orchard floor management industries with weed control problems they encounter. He has been involved in the Plant Science Field all his life. He has held positions in landscape maintenance, commercial nurseryman, nursery sales, and as a laboratory technician between his many years of schooling. He received a B.S. degree in Agriculture specializing in Plant Science from the University of Delaware, M.S. in Agriculture specializing in Weed Science from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Floriculture and Ornamentals Horticulture specializing in Weed Science from Cornell University. As an extension specialist, he works closely with the agricultural chemical industry, federal government, and local grower groups to try and solve weed problems. As well as fielding questions from the industry, Dr. Czarnota work includes publishing weed control information in University fact sheets and bulletins, popular articles, scholarly publications, as well as performing applied and laboratory weed control research. He has generated over 1.2 million in grant money and donations. Major research interests are anything related to weed control research. Other research interests include finding additional Christmas tree species for Southern Christmas tree growers, herbicide formulations, growth regulators, invasive weeds, and natural plant products. In his personal life, Dr. Czarnota has been married for 27 years, has 2 children (21 and 16), and 6 dogs. His major hobbies include maintaining a weedy garden, trying to stay in shape (biking, taekwondo, and weight training), wood and metal working, and enjoying time with the family!

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