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TLC - The Landscape Conference - October 23rd, 2019 at the Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505. This conference for Landscape professionals is a one-day event that provides recertification credits, technical education and hands-on safety training. Anyone who considers themselves a professional in the Landscape industry should look to attend. ALL Credits are in : Pesticide (NJ, NY, CT, PA), Fertilizer, NJUCF, LTE/LTCO, ISA, BLIC, ASLA, APLD & NALP.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/23/2019
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9am to 4pm
Where: Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence Columbus Road
Bordentown, New Jersey  08505-4200
United States
Contact: Jeanne Ondusko
609-291-7070


Online registration is available until: 10/23/2019
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TLC - The Landscape Conference

October 23rd, 2019 - Registration opens at 8:30am

Rutgers EcoComplex,

1200 Florence Columbus Road,

Bordentown, NJ  08505. 

This Conference for Landscape Professionals is a one-day event that provides recertification credits, technical education and hands-on safety training. There will be Two Tracks in the AM (in Blue) and Two Tracks in the PM (in Green).  The signing for credits will be at the end of the morning (AM) sessions and then again at the end of the Afternoon (PM) sessions.  This will let registrants change tracks after lunch if they wish. Credits have been applied for and will be added as received.


Anyone who considers themselves a professional in the Landscape industry should attend. 

 

Bilingual Pesticide Track One - AM Agenda

 

9:00am to 10:00am            Speaker:  Stephen Bross, NJDEP (w/Raul translating into Spanish)

                                           Topic:  An update on DEP regulations & the importance of Operator training

                                           Description:  DEP regulation updates, record keeping information, personal

                                           protection equipment and a portion on the importance of Operator training 

                                           especially for Spanish speaking Operators in training.

 

10:00am to 11:00am          Speaker:  Raul Cabrera, Rutgers (bilingual)

                                           Topic:  "ID of Common Insects and Diseases in Landscape Plants”

                                           (Identificación de Plagas y Enfermedades Comúnes en Plantas de Jardín).  

                                           Description:  English:  In this talk we will address some common insects and

                                           diseases affecting plants and trees used in New Jersey urban landscapes,

                                           providing clues for their identification, damages they cause and some typical

                                           control methods.

                                           Spanish: En esta charla hablaremos sobre algunos insectos y enfermedades

                                           comunes en plantas de jardín en New Jersey, proveyendo síntomas y señales

                                           que ayuden a su identificación, los daños que causan y algunos métodos

                                           usados para su control."

 

11:00am to 12:00pm         Speaker:  Raul Cabrera, Rutgers (bilingual)

                                            Topic:  Biología de Plants y Sus Aplicaciones en Jardinería

                                           (Plant biology and its applications in landscape management) (Bilingual)

                                            Description:  This class will cover some basic principles of plant biology that

                                           have a direct practical application on the care, and pesticide management 

                                           of urban landscape plantings (Esta clase cubrirá algunos de los principios

                                           básicos de la biología de las plantas que tienen aplicaciones prácticas sobre el

                                           cuidado y mantenimiento de jardines urbanos).

 

12:00pm to 12:15pm          Sign for Half Day Credits

 

12:15pm to 1:00pm            Lunch and Visit with Vendors

 

 

NJ Pesticide Credits:  3A (Ornamental) - 4, CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) - 2

PA Pesticide Credits:  00 (Core) - 2, PC (Private Category) - 2, 06 (Ornamental and Shade Trees) - 2, 18 (Demobstration & Research) - 2,

                                    23 (Park / School Pest Control) - 2

NY Pesticide Credits:  3a (Ornamental and Turf) - 2

CT Pesticide Credits:  3A (Ornamental) - 4, CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) - 2

 

CNLP:  1 Professional and 2 Environment

ASLA:  1

APLD:  3

BLIC: 0.75

ISA: Certified Arborist - 3, BCMA - Science - 2, BCMA - Managment - 1

LTE/LTCO: 2 NJBTE CEU

NALP:  3

 

Pesticide Track One - PM Agenda

 

 

1:00pm to 2:00pm            Speaker:  John Patten, John Patten Green Industry Consultant, LLC

                                           Topic: "Pesticide Application Techniques and Equipment".

                                           Description:  A one-hour course covering the following aspects of pesticide

                                          application technique.

                                            * Granular application.

                                            * Liquid application,

                                            * Environmental factors effecting good application.

                                            * Wind, rainfall, and humidity.

                                            * Volatility and Drift factors.

                                            * Specialized application equipment for niche markets.

                                            * Calibration, calibration, calibration.

                                            * Question and answer session.

 

2:00pm TO 3:00pm             Speaker:  Stephen Bross, NJDEP

                                           Topic:  School IPM Regulations

                                             Description:  Information on DEP School IPM regulations, IPM licensing

                                           requirements, School IPM Coordinator requirements, pesticide application

                                           posting and emergency posting. Also, information on the school’s

                                           responsibility for notification and maintaining pesticide application records.

 

3:00pm to 4:00pm              Speaker:   John Patten, John Patten Green Industry Consultant, LLC

                                           Topic:  New Weed Species Developing in Nurseries, Roadside, and Turf –

                                            Identification and Controls

                                            Description:  A one-hour course explaining the new "warm-season" weeds

                                            that are encroaching into our cool-season turf. Emphasis placed on roadside,

                                            nurseries, and turf. We will look to identify these newer weeds, discuss

                                            control methods for the weeds, look at appropriate specialized application

                                            equipment for each of these niche markets, and to discuss new herbicides

                                            being developed to combat these warm-season weeds. I teach this course in

                                            Pennsylvania with Penn State Extension and many of their Extension Agents

                                            for Right of Way and Turf, as well as in New York State, and New Jersey.

 

4:00pm to 4:15pm               Sign for Half Day Credits

 

 

NJ Pesticide Credits:  13 (IPM in Schools) - 2, 3B (Turf) - 4, 6B (Right-of-Way) - 2, CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) -3 and PP2 (Private Applicator) - 4

PA Pesticide Credits:  00 (Core) - 4, PC (Private Category) - 1, 07 (Lawn and Turf) - 1, 10 (Right of Way & Weeds) - 1, 18 (Demonstration & Research) - 4,

                                     23 (Park / School Pest Control) - 4

NY Pesticide Credits: 3a (Ornamental and Turf) - 2

CT Pesticide Credits:  13 (IPM in Schools) - 2, 3B (Turf) - 4, 6B (Right-of-Way) - 2, CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) -3 and PP2 (Private Applicator) - 4

CNLP:  2 Environment and 1 Professional

APLD:  3

NALP:  3

BLIC:  0.75

ISA:  Certified Arborist - 3, BCMA - Practice - 1, BCMA - Management - 2

LTE/LTCO:  2 NJBTE CEU

 

Ecological/Organic Landscape Track Two - AM Agenda

 

9:00am to 10:00am             Speaker:  Rich McCoy – Richard A. McCoy Horticultural

                                             Topic:  Introduction to Organic Land Care

                                            Description:  Participants will gain a better understanding of how to utilize

                                            organic/ecological landscape design, maintenance strategies, organic fertility,

                                            organic disease and insect control options and how to apply these strategies

                                            in their businesses.   

                                                * What is Organic Land Care (OLC)

                                                * The Rutgers OLC Best Management Practices Manual

                                                * Practical applications of (OLC)

                                                * Solutions to problematic landscape areas

                                                * Organic Turf and Landscape maintenance systems

                                                * Organic vs Synthetic

 

10:00am to 11:00am           Speaker:  Barry Draycott – Tech Terra

                                            Topic:  Low Impact Products for the Landscape Industry

                                              Description:  This talk will cover soil amendments, fertilizers, weed and

                                             insect control.  For Pest Credits:  We will discuss methods of maintaining

                                             lawns while reducing contaminants in our water ways.

                                                 ·         Cultural methods – mowing, irrigation, seeding,

                                                 ·         Nutrient management - Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers, Benefits of

                                                           organic matter

                                                 ·         Reduced Risk Pesticides – Fungicides, Herbicides, insecticides

 

11:00am to 12:00pm          Speaker:  Gina Gambacorto, Bureau of Energy and Sustainability Division of

                                            Climate, Clean Energy and Radiation Protection New Jersey Department of

                                            Environmental Protection

                                            Topic:  What is a NJ Sustainable Business & How Can it Help your Business?

                                            Description: Gina will provide an overview of the Registry, review the NJ

                                            Sustainable Business website, and discuss the different

                                            doorways/opportunities/connections that exist when you become a Registry

                                            member.

 

12:00pm to 12:15pm          Sign for Half Day Credits

 

12:15pm to 1:00pm            Lunch and Visit with Vendors

 

NJ Pesticide Credits:  3A (Ornamental) - 4, 3B (Turf) - 4, 6B (Right-Of-Way) - 4 and PP2 (Private Applicator Category) -4

PA Pesticide Credits: PC (Private Category) - 2, 06 (Ornamental and Shade Trees) - 2, 07 (Lawn & Turf) - 2, 18 (Demobstration & Research) - 2,

                                    23 (Park / School Pest Control) - 2

NY Pesticide Credits: 3a (Ornamental and Turf) - 1, 3b (Turf) - 1

CT Pesticide Credits:  3A (Ornamental) - 4, 3B (Turf) - 4, 6B (Right-Of-Way) - 4 and PP2 (Private Applicator Category) -4

 

CNLP:  2 Environment and 1 Professional

Fertilizer: 2

ASLA:  3

APLD:  3

BLIC:  0.75

ISA:  Certified Arborist - 2, BCMA - Practice - 1, BCMA - Management -1

NALP: 3

 

 

Ecological/Organic Landscape Track Two - PM Agenda

 

1:00pm to 2:00pm              Speaker:  Jacob Chalfin – Laurel Valley Soil

                                             Topic:  Sustainable Landscapes and Engineered Soils

                                            Description:  This presentation will cover the simple steps for providing

                                            environmentally sensitive land care through the use of compost and healthy

                                            soils.  Additionally, the fundamentals of engineered soils will be covered from

                                            how they are made, evaluated, installed and the beneficial role they are

                                            playing in the built environment from esthetically pleasing landscapes to

                                            functional storm water management tools.

 

 

2:00pm TO 3:00pm             Speaker:  Michele Bakacs, Rutgers

                                             Topic:  "Keeping the rain from the drain: Best landscape practices for managing rain

                                            water runoff"                                          

                                             Description:  Drainage and runoff can create issues in the landscape, but

                                            there are several green stormwater management practices that can provide    

                                            solutions. Rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, and swales will be discussed in

                                            the context of managing stormwater at the source.   

 

3:00pm to 4:00pm              Speaker:   Mark Antunes, EP Henry

                                           Topic:  Pervious Pavement Systems for Stormwater Management (w/Demo)

                                             Description:  EP Henry's Technical Director, Mark Antunes, discusses the environmental

                                            benefits of permeable interlocking concrete pavers and why this type of paving system is

                                            gaining awareness among municipal officials, architects and engineers.

 

 

4:00 to 4:15                          Sign for Half Day Credits

 

 

 

CNLP:  3 Environment

Fertilizer: 2

ASLA:  3

APLD:  3

NALP:  3

BLIC:  0.75

ISA:  Certified Arborist - 1, BCMA - Management - 1

LTE/LTCO: 1 NJBTE CEU

                                               

 

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