Washington Turf & Landscape Show

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Tue – Thu, December 10 – 12

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Lynwood Convention Center
3711 196th St., SW
Lynwood, WA

View Detailed Schedule of Seminars Here

(Schedule Last Updated 12.4.19 at 2:07 p.m.)

 


Early Registration On or Before November 30:

$80 per day for WWGCSA member (or employee of member)
$100 per day for Non-WWGCSA member

Registration After November 30:

$90 per day for WWGCSA member (or employee of member)
$115 per day for Non-WWGCSA member 

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20610 44th Ave., W.
Lynwood, WA

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Equipment Manager Seminar (Held at Inglewood Golf Club)
Landscape Maintenance and Environmental Sustainability Seminar
Pesticide Recertification Seminar
Pre-License Pesticide Training Program
Professional Development Seminar
Sports Turf/Irrigation Seminar


Equipment Manager Seminar

Held at Inglewood Golf Club

Wednesday, December 11

8 – 9 a.m.
Presentation on the Latest from Pacific Golf and Turf (John Deere)

9 – 10 a.m.
Presentation on the Latest from Turfstar (Toro)

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Presentation from Jason Jones

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Presentation from Corinna Lee

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Presentation from Bernhard Grinders
Followed by Roundtable Discussion


Landscape Maintenance and Environmental Sustainability

Tuesday, December 10

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Mulches: The Good, The Bad, and the Really, Really Ugly
Presenter: Dr. Linda Chalker Scott—WSU Professor of Horticulture and Author

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Less Toil, Better Soil: News and Practical Tips From Ground-Breaking Current Research on Sustainable Methods to Correct Soil Compaction and Improve the Vigor of Existing Trees and Landscape Plants
Presenter: Christina Pfeiffer—Arborist & Horticulture Consultant & Author

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Pruning and Renovation of an Overgrown Landscape
Presenter: Bess Bronstein—Arborist & Horticulture Consultant

11:45 – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Smart Watering: Storm Water Runoff Solutions and Proper Watering for Plant Health
Presenter: Ladd Smith, In Harmony Sustainable Landscapes

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Topic Last Requested 11/18
Presenter: Sharon Collman, Professor Emeritus—WSU Extension

ADJOURN


Pesticide Recertification Seminar

Day 1—Wednesday, December 11

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Glyphosate and Alternatives:
(A brief synopsis of the background behind Glyphosate controversy, then address alternatives discussing: Cost comparisons, relevant research, replacement options, pre-emergence herbicides, what to tell your consumers, and some final takeaways)
Presenter: Danny Vandecoevering—Wilbur Ellis Agronomist

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Water Quality for Spray Solutions: Impacts on Pesticide Efficacy (and Turf Diseases):
(Understanding the basic chemical qualities of water to be used for spray solutions can reduce pesticide use by enhancing applications efficacy)
Presenter: Mike Huck—Irrigation & Turfgrass Services

10 – 11 a.m.
Pollution Prevention Techniques and How to Avoid Violations:
(The presentation will focus on techniques for protecting stormwater that will assist golf course staff and landscapers to stay in compliance with local water quality regulators.)
Presenter: Sarah Olson, Spill Prevention and Response Coordinator, Storm Water Div.Kitsap Co. Dept of Public Works, with Bryan McKinnon and Niels Nicolaisen of the Kitsap Public Health District’s Pollution Prevention and Assistance Program

11 a.m. – Noon
Noxious Weeds in Snohomish County:
(Noxious weeds are invasive plants that harm our native ecosystem and agriculture and can pose a threat to the health of people and animals. Learn to identify and control difficult noxious weeds and invasive plants found in Snohomish County.)
Presenter: Geraldine Saw, Coordinator—Snohomish County Noxious Weed Control Board

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
New Herbicide and Algaecide Tools for Lake Management
(Invasive aquatic weeds are expanding their range in the Pacific Northwest. A second major problem is the expanding presence of toxin producing algae in our regions waters as nutrient levels increase. This talk will present information on identification of some of the major problem aquatic weeds and new technologies to target and control them. It presents some thought on pre-emergent aquatic weed control. For emergent noxious aquatic weed control it will present some alternatives to glyphosate treatments. It will present some new technologies to target key nutrients such as phosphorus to shift lakes away from toxic algae bloom conditions.)
Presenter: Terry McNabb, Owner—Aquatechnex and GCSAA Seminar Instructor

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Billbug, European, and Common Crane Fly and European Chafer Control
(Descriptions of life cycles, best time to control each pest and insecticides appropriate for control of each pest will be discussed)
Presenter: Dr. Gwen Stahnke – WWCC Turf Management

Day 2—Thursday, December 12

8 – 9 a.m.
Managing Soil Issues: What’s Going On Down There?
(Overcoming soil problems start with first understanding the cause and usually a close second is improving drainage)
Presenter: Dr. Zac Reicher, Green Solutions Team Specialist—Bayer Environmental Sciences

9 – 10 a.m.
Common Turfgrass Diseases, Thatch Collapse ( A Newly Identified Disease), Control Measures and Two New Turfgrass Fungicides:
(Common turfgrass diseases such as dollar spot, Microdochium patch, red thread, anthracnose and several other diseases will be identified and discussed)
Presenter: Dr. Gwen Stahnke – WWCC Turf Management

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
WSDA Updates 2020
(Discussion will include how to read Label language, use prior cases to explain different and optimal pesticide application situations)
Presenter: Rusty Sauls, WSDA Pesticide Compliance Investigator

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Are Spreaders Calibrated . . . Really?
(We’ll discuss some of the finer details of calibration, focusing primarily on particle distribution across a spreader pass)
Presenter: Dr. Zac Reicher, Green Solutions Team Specialist—Bayer Environmental Sciences


Pre-License Pesticide Training Seminar

Presented by: Becky Maguire, Extension Coordinator—WSU Puyallup

Tuesday, December 10

8 – 8:30
Licensing and License Application

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Pesticide Label Basics

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 – 11 a.m.
Label Exercise

11 a.m. – Noon
Lunch

Noon – 1 p.m.
Pesticide Hazards and Health

1 – 1:45 p.m.
Washington Pesticide Laws

1:45 – 2 p.m.
Break

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Pesticide Practice Test/Scoring

Wednesday, December 11

8 – 9:30 a.m.
Weed Control Management

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 – 11 a.m.
Insect Management

11 a.m. – Noon
Lunch

Noon – 1:45 p.m.
Insect Management

1:45 – 2 p.m.
Break

2 – 3:30 p.m.
Pesticide Practice Test/Scoring

Thursday, December 12

8 – 9 a.m.
Equipment and Sprayer Protection and Calibration

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Plant Disease Management

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Plant Disease Management

10:15 – 11 a.m.
Review Session

11 a.m. – Noon
Lunch

Noon – 3 p.m.
WSDA Licensing Exams


Professional Development Seminar

Tuesday, December 10

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Addressing Public Concerns About Glyphosate
Presenter: Dr. Frank Wong—Senior Regulatory Affairs Consultant, Bayer Environmental Sciences

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Connecting The Dots With Sand Topdressing Greens
Presenter: Dan Dinelli, North Shore Country Club (Chicago)

10:45 – 11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m. – Noon
Topic To Be Determined
Presenter: Dr. Frank Rossi, Cornell University Associate Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist

Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch

1 – 2 p.m.
Irrigation Uniformity and Efficiency
Presenter: Mike Huck, Principal, Irrigation and Turfgrass Services

2 – 3 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion
Presenter: Mike Goldsberry (Wing Point GCC) joins today’s presenters

ADJOURN


Sports Turf/Irrigation

Tuesday, December 10

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
The Basics of Soil Management
Presenter: Kevin Hicks, Regional Agronomist—EarthWorks

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Irrigation Water Quality: Effects on Landscape Plants, Turfgrasses and Soil
Presenter: Mike Huck—Irrigation & Turfgrass Services

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
My Experience Managing a Professional Soccer Pitch
Presenter: Phil Hancock, Manager of Grounds & Automotive—University of Puget Sound

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Topic To Be Determined
Presenter: Patrick --, Century Link Field

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Artificial Turf 101
Presenter: Justin Rose, V.P. Business Management, Hellas Construction

ADJOURN

Study Material

Study material is available through the Washington State University extension office and by visiting this web site: pep.wsu.edu/studymaterials/

Laws and Safety Washington Pesticide Laws and Safety EM012
$13.50

Ornamental Weed Control Turf & Ornamental Weed Management Principles EM035
$11.50

Ornamental Insect & Disease Control Introduction to Insect and Disease Management EM051
$12

License and testing fees must be paid to Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) on the day of the exam. The fees paid to attend this training course do NOT cover your license and testing fee. License fees are below. WSDA charges a $25 testing fee per person taking the exams. Have the proper payment in exact cash or check payable to WSDA. WSDA does not accept purchase orders or credit cards. You must provide some form of picture identification.

License Fees

Private Applicator $33; Commercial Consultant $60

Public Operator $33; Commercial Applicator $215

Dealer Manager $33; Commercial Operator $67

Private Commercial Applicator $33; Public Consultant $33

Demonstration/Research $33; Structural Pest Inspector $60