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Seminar Descriptions

Gardening the Pests Out

By Suzanne Bontempo of Plant harmony

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

CEUS: NALP-CLT, QWEL, IA, CCNPRO, ISA

Suzanne will be speaking on the use of IPM in gardening practices to increase the health of the garden as well as reduce pest problems.

It’s Not Dirt!

By Julie Saare-Edmonds, Senior Environmental Scientist with the CA Department of Water Resources

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

CEUS: NALP-CLT, QWEL, IA, CCNPRO, ISA

Healthy soil makes all things possible in landscapes and gardens -without it, we are doomed to fail by not achieving all the many benefits that living soil gives us and our gardens.

 

Creating a Culture of Attraction, Engagement & Retention

By Christina Delgado, Hunter Industries

Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

CEUS: NALP-CLT, IA, CCNPRO, ISA

The competition for talent is high. How do we attract, retain and keep our top talent engaged to meet our business goals? Join Lead Talent Acquisition Specialist, Christina Delgado from Hunter Industries for a seminar, sharing insights and perspectives for attracting top talent, building engagement and retention for businesses in the green industry. This session will introduce helpful recruitment strategies to attract top talent, minimize turn over and how to create a roadmap for creating a culture of employee engagement and retention.

What’s New in the fight against ACP and HLB

By Aaron Dillon, Four Winds Growers

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

CEUS: NALP-CLT, QWEL, IA, CCNPRO, ISA

Join Aaron Dillon from Four Winds Growers, for an update on the fight against Huanglonbing (HLB) and the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP).  HLB is a deadly disease that can affect all citrus trees and is spread by ACP feeding on citrus trees. The psyllid first arrived in Southern California in 2008 and the disease was first discovered in Los Angles in 2012.  Hear the latest news and information on the spread of the psyllid and learn what you need to do to protect your citrus trees from the disease. 

Successfully Planting Trees in Urban Gardens and Public Spaces: Key Factors to Consider

By Dr. Larry Costello, Oracle Oak Nursery

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

CEUS: NALP-CLT, QWEL, IA, CCNPRO, ISA

Planting a tree is not as simple as digging a hole and sticking the rootball in the ground. A number of factors need to be considered, such as assessing soil conditions, improving unfavorable soil conditions, selecting good quality planting stock, dealing with imperfect root systems, sizing the planting pit, amending the backfill, fertilization, and post-planting care. Each of these factors will addressed in this presentation. When followed, they will lead to the successful establishment and development of urban trees. 

 

Drip Micro Irrigation – Why Do We Keep Losing Plant Material?

By Jim Borneman, Ewing Irrigation

Time: 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

CEUS: NALP-CLT, QWEL, IA, CCNPRO, ISA

Agriculture in California would collapse without the benefit of drip irrigation. Hundreds of thousands of acres are currently being irrigated by drip/micro irrigation systems. Water delivery, with respect to pressure and filtration is critical. Furthermore, the irrigation manager must have a thorough understanding of soils and crops to properly manage the system.

THEIR JOB IS EASY; same crop, same water source, and very little microclimatic variation.

Your job as a landscape professional managing or installing a drip system is tough; multiple crops on the same water source, multiple water sources to manage, and microclimatic variations.

In just one hour, you learn critical drip installation and management skills that will improve your installation and management skills

Topics we will be discussing….

  • Pressure and filtration – the requirements and how to measure systems in the field.
  • Calculating the number of emitters or size of tubing ring for a tree or shrub.
  • Calculating the application rate of an existing drip system for better scheduling
  • Calculating the gallons needed per day per plant on a seasonal basis for 100 popular landscape plants