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New & Improved Summer Plant Symposium - at Cook Campus Student Center - Rutgers (Air Conditioned) There will be 2 Tracks loaded with Credits and CEU's, Walking Tour, Great Food, Networking, Keynote Speaker and many Vendors! Early Bird Discount!! Hurry and register before the discount is over!!

 Export to Your Calendar 8/16/2017
When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
8:30 AM
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Cook Student Center - Rutgers
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, New Jersey  08901
United States
Contact: Jeanne Ondusko
609-291-7070


Online registration is available until: 8/15/2017
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Join us for a day of Learning, Great Speakers, Networking,

Good Food, Vendors and lots more!!!

 

Recertification Classes - TRACK 1 (Includes Evening)

Schedule for Track 1

8:30am - Registration and Breakfast

            9:00am - Dr. George Hamilton, Rutgers’s University 

                           Topic:   WPS Updates / Non-Native, Invasive Update in NJ   

                           Description:  Dr. Hamilton will be speaking on the latest regulatory changes for Worker Protection 

                           Standards as required by the Federal EPA.

          10:00am - Mr. Brad Park, Rutgers University

                           Topic:   Fertilizer Usage for Plant and Sod Nutrition 

                           Description:  Brad will be speaking for Fertilizer Credits at the NJNLA Summer Plants Symposium. His

                           talk will center on the how, why, when and what of fertilization on Turfgrass, while staying in 

                           compliance in the State of New Jersey. Points from New Jersey’s Fertilizer Bill will also be discussed

                           in this talk.   

          11:00am - Pat Hastings, Rutgers University 

                           Topic: “Making the Grade for School IPM in NJ” 

                           Description:  Pat will discuss School IPM and will provide the regulatory requirements that a 

                           professional would need to know to provide pest control services for schools or those that would 

                           want to provide full service management of the NJ School IPM requirements. Included in the

                           discussion will be the importance of scouting and working with the school IPM Coordinator in

                           establishing thresholds.                                                                                               

          12:00pm - Lunch                                          

                                               Speaker:  Mr. Ed Waters, State Street Associates (the lobbying group for the New 

                                               Jersey Green Industry Council) 

                                               Topic: Legislative Updates 

                                               Description:  Ed Waters will speak during the lunch hour to give the attendees the

                                               latest happenings in Trenton, New Jersey. Updates will be given on many pending 

                                               pieces of legislation including the Neonic Bills, Training Updates, The Safe

                                               Playing Fields Act, the potential Chlorpyrifos Ban, as well as potential Gramoxone 

                                               (Paraquat) legislative changes in the State of New Jersey.  

          1:00 pm - Dr. Joseph Heckman, Rutgers University

                          Topic:  Soils 101

                          Description:  Dr. Heckman will be giving the attendees a primer on Soils 101

         2:00 pm -Mr. John Patten, PBI-Gordon Corporation

                          Topic:  Roadside Vegetation ID and Control 

                          Description:  John will be speaking about Noxious Weed Identification and Controls. In addition to the 

                          turf and ornamental noxious weeds, John will also include roadside applications and controls utilized by

                          many New Jersey Municipalities, and D.O.T’s.

         2:50 pm -Mr. Richard Buckley, Rutgers University

                          Topic:  Top 5 NJ Pests in Ornamentals and Turf     

                          Description:  Rich, the Director of Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is always in great demand

                          throughout the year for his very informative and knowledge-filled symposiums. Rich will be speaking

                          about New Jersey’s “Top 5” Pests in the Turf and Ornamental Industries. These top pests are 

                          constantly changing because of the many environmental conditions that are constantly playing out in

                          our State. Rich will give us the latest pests to be on the lookout for, as well as their controls.

         3:50 pm - Break before Keynote Speaker

         4:00 pm - Keynote Speaker (both Tracks, Pesticide and Landscape Design, will combine for keynote Speaker)        

                          Jonathan Bardzik, storyteller, cook, author with more than 20 years’ experience in the nursery and        

                          landscape industry.                                                                                                                                          

                          Topic:  Edibles in the landscape: from full gardens to semi-homegrown                                                      

                          Description:  Food is hot and home-grown is even hotter. Edibles can add value to your landscape           

                          proposals whether you are installing complete garden spaces or adding food to foundation plantings.    

                          Jonathan Bardzik, storyteller, cook, author with more than 20 years experience in the nursery

                          and landscape industry will share ideas on plants and home-cooking trends you can use to set yourself 

                          apart from your competition.

         5:00 pm - Awarding of Pesticide Credits and CEU's 

  

         5:00 PM - Refreshments, hors d'oeuvre and Networking!!

 

         NJ Pest Credits:  13-2, 1A-4, 3A-12, 3B-14, 6B-2, Core-4, PP2-4

         PA Pest Credits:  Core-4, Pc-2, 06-2, 07-2, 10-2, 18-6, 23-2

         NY Pest Credits:  10-3.75, 3a-3.75, 3b-2.50, 25-2.00, 6a-0.75

         CT Pest Credits:  13-2, 1A-4, 3A-12, 3B-14, 6B-2, Core-4, PP2-4

         Fertilizer CEU's:  4 Units  

         CNLP CEU's:  Professional - 2 and Environment - 5

         APLD CEU's:  5.75

         ASLA CEU's:  7

 

Landscape Design Classes - Track 2 (Includes Evening)

Schedule for Track 2

         8:30am - Registration and Breakfast

         9:00 am - John VanPelt works at Hopewell Valley Nursery he is the Chair of the NJNLA Advocacy 

                          Committee.                        

                          Topic:  Legislation that Affects the Way Landscapers Do Their Work

                          Description:  There has been quite a bit of legislation lately that will affect the landscape contractors. 

                          This includes the use of native species, certified tree expert licensing, and the proposed licensing to do

                          pool/spa installs.  John will discuss recent legislation that may affect the way you do business.

       10:00 am -Sonya Harris, is a teacher of Special Education & Bullock Children’s Garden Lead Coordinator, Dorothy

                          L. Bullock Elementary School & Mike Pasquarello, Elite Landscape and Board of Director for NJNLA

                          Topic:  Partnering with Schools on Edible Gardens for Children   

                          Description: Ms. Sonya Harris, will be talking about how the Children’s Garden got started, the concept 

                          of incorporating the long-term benefits of gardening with children, and partnering with schools on 

                          landscape projects. Mr. Mike Pasquarello, of Elite Landscaping will describe the specific techniques and

                          plant selection used for this project. In 2015, she spearheaded a community build of the Bullock

                          Children’s Garden, with the help of Celebrity Landscaper Ahmed Hassan and Mike Pasquarello, from

                          Elite Landscaping.  Since then, the Bullock Children’s Garden has received state/national recognition,

                          won the first Jersey Fresh Best in New Jersey Award and serves as an example for school gardens, with

                          Sonya mentoring, speaking, and providing professional development to teachers around the US.

      11:00 am - Scott Stetser-Atlantic Irrigation, Bill Wise-Hunter Industries, Brian Collins-Unique Lighting

                         and Don Sehulster-Sonarray.

                         Title:  Wi-Fi Controlled Landscape and Outdoor Entertainment Spaces

                         Description:  Utilizing Wi-Fi enabled controllers for irrigation, lighting, and audio systems.  How these

                         systems can be optimized for ease of use by contactors and customers alike. Each Speaker will talk and at the end

                         it will be open to questions.

      12:00 pm - Lunch

                                            Legislative Updates - Speaker:  Mr. Ed Waters, State Street Associates (the lobbying group

                                            for the New Jersey Green Industry Council) 

                                            Topic: Legislative Updates 

                                            Description:  Ed Waters will speak during the lunch hour to give the attendees the latest

                                            happenings in Trenton, New Jersey. Updates will be given on many pending pieces of 

                                            legislation including the Neonic Bills, Training Updates, The Safe Playing Fields Act, the 

                                            potential Chlorpyrifos Ban, as well as potential Gramoxone (Paraquat) legislative changes in

                                            the State of New Jersey.  

        1:00 pm - Malcolm McBurneyRegistered Consulting Arborist (ASCA), ISA Certified Arborist, NJ Licensed Tree Expert, TRAQ qualified.

                         Graduate University of Texas Austin 1973. Forty plus years in the tree care industry.                              

                         Topic:  Specimen Tree Discussion & Walking Tour

                         Description:  Besides going outside for tree identification to include a discussion on hazard and risk with mitigation for large

                         trees, Malcolm will address how to deal with conflicts between landscape construction and mature trees that a client wants

                         preserved.      

        2:15 pm - BREAK                                                   

        2:30 pm -Joseph A. DeShayes III, Owner of DeShayes Residential Resort Design, DeShayes Dream Courts &

                         DeShayes Dream Greens.          

                         Topic:  Incorporating Dining & Sports into the Landscape

                         Description:  Mr. Joseph A. DeShayes III, will discuss outdoor kitchen layouts & space requirements,

                         review amenity options, discuss dining & lounge area layouts & space requirements, utility

                         requirements & uniform codes, and how township ordnances affect size & placement.  He will also

                         present how town ordnances affect size & placement of residential courts of all types, discuss court

                         size, layout, & construction options as well as general design principles of artificial putting green

                         including artificial putting green size, layout, & construction options.  There will be time for Q&A.

        3:30 pm - Break and Vendors will have an opportunity to discuss their company & products

        4:00 pm - Keynote Speaker - Jonathan Bardzik, storyteller, cook, author with more than 20 years’ experience in

                         the nursery and landscape industry.                       

                         Topic:  Incorporating Edibles into the Landscape 

                         Description:  Food is hot and home-grown is even hotter. Edibles can add value to your landscape 

                         proposals whether you are installing complete garden spaces or adding food to foundation plantings. 

                         Jonathan Bardzik, storyteller, cook, author with more than 20 years’ experience in the nursery and 

                         landscape industry will share ideas on plants and home-cooking trends you can use to set yourself apart

                         from your competition. (Credits for this are separate from Track 1 Credits)

        5:00 pm - Awarding of Pesticide Credits and CEU's 

        5:00 pm - Refreshments, hors d'oeuvre and Networking!!

 

        ISA CEU's:  Certified Arborist: 1.25, BCMA - Practice: 1.25

        ASLA CEU's:  7

        APLD CEU's: 4.75

        CNLP CEU's:  Plant - 1.5, Professional - 3, Design - 2.5

 

Keynote Speaker - Evening Only Track

         4:00 pm - Keynote Speaker (both Tracks, Pesticide and Landscape Design, will combine for keynote Speaker)        

                          Jonathan Bardzik, storyteller, cook, author with more than 20 years’ experience in the nursery and        

                          landscape industry.                                                                                                                                          

                          Topic:  Edibles in the landscape: from full gardens to semi-homegrown                                                      

                          Description:  Food is hot and home-grown is even hotter. Edibles can add value to your landscape           

                          proposals whether you are installing complete garden spaces or adding food to foundation plantings.    

                          Jonathan Bardzik, storyteller, cook, author with more than 20 yearsexperience in the nursery

                          and landscape industry will share ideas on plants and home-cooking trends you can use to set yourself 

                          apart from your competition.

 

          APLD CEU's: 1 CEU

          CNLP CEU's:  Plants - 1

 

         5:00 PM - Refreshments, hors d'oeuvre and Networking!!

 

         REFUND POLICY - You may receive a refund up to 14 days prior to the event.  Less than 14 days NJNLA has already

                                        incurred costs for your attendance and no refund will be issued.

 

 

 


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