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Seminar Descriptions

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Green Landscape Management Practices (Climate change mitigation and preparedness)

CEUS: QWEL (1), IA (.25, Tier 3), APLD (1) NALP, CCNPRO, WCISA (1)

By Loren McIrvin
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Our presentation will start with walking attendees through how an average landscape impacts climate change and how to make an impact tied to the health of people, the planet, and a company’s profit. We will cover how to identify opportunities on properties to reduce water usage, reduce chemical use, reduce green waste, reduce emissions, address drought preparedness, storm preparedness and carbon sequestration. The presentation is designed to cover educating ourselves, our staff and the property owners we serve in thinking about landscape design and maintenance differently.

Organic Herbicides as Alternatives to Glyphosate in the Landscape

CEUS: DPR (1), QWEL(1), APLD (1) IA (.25, Tier 3), NALP, CCNPRO

By Karey Windbiel
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Why we control weeds and who is engaged in weed management
  • IPM methods for weeds
  • Understand what organic and less toxic herbicides are and how they work.
  • Learn the current research on various organic and less toxic herbicide products from multiple field trials.
  • Understand the trade-offs and other considerations (signal words, PPE, cost) when using organic herbicides in comparison to glyphosate.

Don’t miss this year’s ‘Industry Leaders’ Forum…

‘TRUE NORTH’…Redefining our industry through profitability, innovation and stewardship

Time 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Location: The Event Pavilion
Cost: $75 per person includes continental breakfast
This forum has a separate registration form.  Click to register.

An interactive breakfast regarding the future of our industry and our personal responsibility to help guide and shape it. Profitability is key to growth and success…we will show you how sustainability practices improve your business model and drives profit. Innovation drives sustainability… so with a focus on sustainable practices, innovation comes naturally to any company who embraces these principles.

Innovation through responsible business practices brings a set of stewardship values and ethics to your business, staff, clients and community. A great way to separate your company from the competition, and a priceless directive for you, your people and the environment. Let’s start an inspiring conversation that will continue over the next few years to redefine our industry and the role we play in the world we live in!

Lighting Design: Beyond the Basics


By Jeff Calhoun
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Let outdoor lighting take your business to the next level! Outdoor lighting has become very competitive, and it’s important for green industry professionals to have proper training and education to be successful. We’ll talk about advanced lighting design, new product trends and advanced control options – all of these topics will give you tips to give you a leg up on the competition!


Eco-friendly pest management for our California climate

CEUS: QWEL (1), APLD (1), IA (.25, Tier 3), NALP, CCNPRO, WCISA (1)

By Suzanne Bontempo
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Faced with pest problems? Think before you use toxic chemicals around a home, yard, or garden. Chemicals can be harmful to water, wildlife, and even the health of kids and pets. Join Suzanne to learn how you can successfully manage pests while using alternatives that are healthier for your customers and better for the environment.

The Succulent Landscape

CEUS: QWEL (1), APLD (1), IA (.25, Tier 3), NALP, CCNPRO

By Jeff Moore
Time: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

It will show examples of succulents and companion xerophytic plants in the landscape, as well as examples of large containerized succulent bowls for hardscapes. The focus will be on residential installations, but some commercial examples will be shown as well. I will discuss some of the more exciting and durable architectural statement plants, along with examples of softer and more colorful associate succulents. We will look at some of the most popular landscape succulents, such as aloes, agaves, cati, euphorbias, etc … Care and propagation will be discussed, and I will be happy to take questions from the audience.

Landscape Professionals

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