Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JUL 2018

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32 LC DBM Cornell Takes Preventive Measures Against EAB I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 4 7 Education Tidbits With the Emerald Ash Borer being spotted recently in the nearby town of Ithaca, N.Y., officials at Cornell University have begun to take a preemptive approach as many suspect that the pest is present – just not yet found. Applications of Dinotefuran and injections of Emamectin Benzoate will be applied an - nually and every three years, respectively, with an estimated 200 trees at risk of being felled. CU Boulder Innovation & Efficiency Awards University of Colorado, Boulder's faculty members: Darren Willet, David Lawson and Pedro Vazquez Silva, were awarded this year's Innovation & Effi - ciency Award for their use of steam to combat weeds found on the campus. According to the CU Boulder website, this method of using very hot steam to com - bat weeds was 63% more efficient than previously explored techniques. MSU Offers Free Online Pollinator Class To combat the decline in pollinator population and spread knowledge on how to promote pollinators, Michi - gan State University created a free, online "Pollinator Champions" class. It is self- paced and includes videos, articles and activities that cover four main topics: why care about pollinators, who pollinators are, what is happening with them and how to help them. For a small fee you can become an "Official Pollinator Champion" and receive a certificate. K-State Adds Graduate Drone Certification Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its curriculum to include a new graduate certification course on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Beginning in the fall of 2018, the certification program will be an eight-week, online course with interactive segments throughout. Students will learn how to protect unmanned aerial systems from cyber attacks and understand risk principles. Some landscaping companies have begun to use drones to aid in the design process of projects.

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