WASHINGTON TURF & LANDSCAPE SHOW


Participant Registration  |  Table-Top Registration  |  Schedule (finalized 12.6.17)

Wednesday, December 13—Rooms 1D/1E/1F

7–8 a.m.
Registration and Trade Show

7:45 – 8:35 a.m.
Dr. Tim Miller—Washington State University, Mount Vernon
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: How to Interpret Pesticide Control Results

8:35 – 9:25 a.m.
Sharon Lacey–Motivational Comedian
Turning Challenges into Opportunities

9:25 – 9:40 a.m.
Break

9:40 – 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Brandon Horvath—University of Tennessee
Turfgrass Diseases 101

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Brian McDonald—Oregon State University
Making Sense of All The Post-Emergent Herbicide Options in Turf

11:20 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch and Trade Show

12:50 – 1:40 p.m.
Jeff Jenkins—Oregon State University
Pesticide Human Health Risk Assessment

1:40 – 2:30 p.m.
Rusty Sauls—Washington State Department of Agriculture
2017 WSDA Regulations Update

Thursday, December 14—Rooms 1D/1E/1F

7 – 8 a.m.
Registration

8 – 8:50 a.m.
Nathan Stacey—Washington State University
Fungicide Modes of Action

8:50 – 9:40 a.m.
Walt Osborne—Syngenta
Compliance—For Safety's Sake

9:40 – 10 a.m.
Break

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Wendy DesCamp, Education Specialist—Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Noxious Weeds: New Species and How to Control Them

10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
Bess Bronstein, Horticulture Consultant and ISA-Certified Arborist
How to Diagnosis Plant Problems

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dean Piller—Cordova Bay Golf Course
Understanding the Importance of Fungicides in an Overall Integrated Pest Management Program

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Landscape Maintenance & Pruning Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, December 12—Room 1C

7 – 8 a.m.
Registration

8 – 8:50 a.m.
Sharon Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension
Landscaping with Plants to Attract Pollinators

8:50 – 9:40 a.m.
Zsofia Pasztor—Certified Commercial Urban Agriculturist
The Do's and Dont's of Pruning

9:40 – 10 a.m.
Break

10 – 10:50 a.m.
Bess Bronstein—Horticultural Consultant and ISA-Certified Arborist
Plant Selection: Tough Plants for Tough Times in the Northwest

10:50 – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Brent Radford—Wilbur-Ellis
How to Use the Wide Spectrum of Growth Regulators to Save You Money and Time

12:20 – 1:10 p.m.
Evan Sussman—Sonshine Tree Care
Tree Care Fundamentals: Structural Pruning

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Professional Development Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, December 12—Rooms 2B-2C

8 – 9 a.m.
Registration

9 – 10 a.m.
Shelia Finney, Senior Director Member Programs—GCSAA
Various Updates from GCSAA

10 – 11:10 a.m.
Dr. Brandon Horvath—University of Tennessee
Fairy Ring and Summer Patch Management: More Than Just Fungicides!

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Gina Rizzi—Radius Sports Group
You Know You’re a Badass. What Does Everyone Else See? And Why Does it Matter?

12:10 – 1:10 p.m.
Lunch

1:10 – 2:10 p.m.
Stan E. Kazymerchyk—Kwantien Polytechnic University
Pay It Forward: Using Your Facility and Resources To Do Good

2:10 – 3:10 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion

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Athletic Field Maintenance Program Schedule

Tuesday, December 12—Room 1A

7 – 7:30 a.m.
Registration

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.
Brent Radford—Wilbur-Ellis
Utilizing New Technology to Control Weeds in Your Turf

8:20 – 9:10 a.m.
Jeff Van Lierop—Country Green Turf Farm
Dave Anderson—D.A. Hogan and Associates
Mark Albin—A.M. Landshaper
Safeco Field Project

9:10 – 9:20 a.m.
Break

9:20 – 10:20 a.m.
Jeff Van Lierop—Country Green Turf Farm
Dave Anderson—D.A. Hogan and Associates
Mark Albin—A.M. Landshaper
Safeco Field Project

10:20 – 11:10 a.m.
Greg Baer—Baer Design Group
Doing an Irrigation Audit

11:10 a.m. – Noon
Lunch

Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Dr. Brandon Horath—University of Tennessee
Fungicide Programming

12:50 – 1:40 p.m.
Brian McDonald—Oregon State University
Solving Dry Spot Problems on Athletic Fields

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Irrigation Systems Program Schedule

Tuesday, December 12—Room 1B

7 – 8 a.m.
Registration

8 – 8:50 a.m.
Tim Fredericks—Fredericks McGuire, LTD
Practical Strategies to Remove the Frustration of Irrigation Maintenance and Repair

8:50 – 9:40 a.m.
Richard Simpson—HD Fowler
Hydraulics—How Valves Really Work and Pump Installations

9:40 – 9:50 a.m.
Break

9:50 – 10:40 a.m.
Sam Moore—Toro
Installation Best Practices—Getting What You Paid For

10:40 – 11:40 a.m.
Lunch

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Greg Baer—Baer Design Group
Irrigate to Your Micro-Climates

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Carl Taylor—Western Equipment/Turf Star
Sub-Surface Irrigation

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Environmental Sustainability Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, December 13—Room 1C

7 – 7:45 a.m.
Regiatration and Tradeshow

7:45 – 8:35 a.m.
Stan E. Kazymerchyk—Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Sustainable Action: From Rhetoric to Reality

8:35 – 9:25 a.m.
Dr. Brandon Horvath—University of Tennessee
Choosing Fungicides with Sustainability in Mind

9:25 – 9:35 a.m.
Break

9:35 – 10:25 a.m.
Jeffrey Jenkins—Oregon State University
A Systems Approach for the Evaluation of Sustainable Practices at the Watershed Scale

10:25 – Noon
Lunch

Noon – 12:50 p.m.
Walt Osborne—Syngenta
Proactive Environmental Awareness

12:50 – 1:40 p.m.
Dean Piller—Cordova Bay Golf Course
Saving the Green:  How a Sound Environmental Management Program Will Save You Money and Improve Your Facility

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Mechanic Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, December 13—Room 1A

7 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Trade Show

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Shelia Fiinney, Senior Director, Member Program—GCSAA
GCSAA's Education and Certificate Programs for Equipment Managers

9:20 – 10:10 a.m.
Greg Laschansky—Foley United
Hands-on Grinder Demonstrations

10:10 – 10:20 a.m.
Break

10:20 – 11:10 a.m.
Dave Annis—Smithco
Working With New Sprayer Technologies

11:10 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Trade Show

12:45 – 1:35 p.m.
Alex Little and Michael McNeil—Pacific Golf & Turf
How to Monitor the Age and Effectiveness of Your Fleet

1:35 – 2:25 p.m.
Mechanics Round Table Discussion
Moderated by: Dean Owen—The Cedars at Dungeness

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Pre-License Pesticide Training Seminar Schedule

All instruction by: Bill Griffith, Director— Agriculture Center of Excellence

Tuesday, December 12—Room 2D

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Licensing and License Application

9 – 10 a.m.
Pesticide Label Basics

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Label Exercise

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Pesticide Hazards and Health

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Washington Pesticide Laws

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Pesticide Practice Test/Scoring

Wednesday, December 13—Room 2D

7 – 8:30 a.m.
Trade Show

8:30 – 10 a.m.
Weed Control Management

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Insect Management

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Insect Management

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 – 4 p.m.
Pesticide Practice Test/Scoring

Thursday, December 14—Room 2D

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Equipment and Sprayer Preparation & Calibration

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Plant Disease Management

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

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

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Review Session

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Lunch

12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
WSDA Licensing Exams

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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
$12.00

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

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