|The Landscape Conference|
2016 The Landscape Conference
November 9, 2016
1200 Florence Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Registration & Breakfast – 8:00am to 8:55am
9:00am-10:00am – Speaker Bruce Neary -BCN Horticultural Services
Proper Planting Techniques - There are many horticultural principles to follow when planting to ensure success. This lecture will discuss balled & burlap planting techniques along with containerized plants. This discussion will cover all aspects of planting to help you achieve success in your landscape business.
10:00am-11:00am – Speaker Tom Canete - Canete
Snow and Ice Management- This Class will cover a wide range of topics on how to succeed as a snow and ice management contractor. Everything from training your employees’ proper snow removal techniques to writing a contact that helps protect you legally.
11:00am-12:00pm – Speaker Joe DeShayes III - DeShayes Dream Courts
Game Court and Putting Green Design & Construction - "The course will focus on the proper design and construction of basketball, tennis, volleyball & multi-purpose courts and artificial putting greens & golf green complexes, including municipal ordinances and permits required for building."
1:00pm-2:00pm – Speaker Bill Hoffman - Elite National Water Management, LLC
Rain Water Harvesting - Modern era of rainwater harvesting discussing methods of capture and reuse in many commercial and residential applications. Landscape contractors can incorporate rainwater harvesting as an added service to environmentally conscious cliental.
2:00pm-3:00pm – Speaker Scott Stetzer – Atlantic Irrigation
Irrigation Design for Beginners- What do you need to Start- This course will cover the basic and calculations you will need to get started on a simple irrigation design. From determining water pressure, pipe sizing and zoning the system. Including what municipal permits cover. Etc.
Registration & Breakfast – 8:00am to 8:55am
9:00am-10:00am – Speaker Barry Draycott – Tech Terra Environmental
Ecofriendly Plant Health Care - How to reduce reliance on chemical pesticides and fertilizers by understanding the importance of soil health and the use of Minimum Risk Pesticides.
10:00am-11:00am – Speaker Jeff Weld - Bayer
An overview of Pollinator Issues - An Overview of Pollinator Issues: Public Concerns, Honeybee Numbers and Factors Affecting Health
• White House Task Force May 2015 Report Impacts
• EPA Actions: Proposed Rules, MP3s & Pollinator Risk Assessments
• State Legislative Activities
11:00am-12:00pm – Speaker John Patten - PBI
Broadleaf and Grassy Weeds in Lawn and Landscape - Weed Identification -Broadleaf and Grassy Weeds
* Broadleaf weeds versus Grassy weeds.
* Annuals / Biennials / Perennial.
* Post-emergent versus Pre-emergent.
* Tough to control weeds in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Active Ingredients; their strengths and weaknesses.
* The changing look of commercial herbicides. From single components,
to three-ways, to four ways, to custom mixing.
Changes in the pesticide labels.
* Changes coming from the EPA / DEP.
* New Products.
* Weed control scenarios. (Group participation)
1:00pm-2:00pm Speaker Wayne Trojanowski – SiteOne Landscape Supplies
Soil pH and choosing the Right Fertilizer How synthetic fertilizers affect our ecosystem. Alternative forms of fertilizer and how using proper liming to regulate pH can reduce the amount of fertilizer needed in turf.
2:00pm-3:00pm - Speaker Pat Hastings - Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator
Respiratory Protection – This talk will provide pesticide applicators with the knowledge and ability to use pesticides safely and effectively. This includes the proper use of respiratory protection. In some states, labor regulations define the requirements of a respiratory protection program. These regulations will often incorporate the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Room 1 & Room 2 Will Combined in Room 2
3:00pm – 4:30pm? – Speaker State Troopers
2017 New Laws - New Motor Vehicle regulations recently adopted in New Jersey which will have significant and immediate effect on many landscape and nursery businesses. There will be an inside class for the first hour and then the class will move outside for a complete description and hands-on class with the Trooper going over all the details of an inspection and what is expected.