LPU: Course descriptions and approved pesticide credits & CEUs

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Course descriptions

  • CEU’s and GA Category 24 approved!
    • LPU sessions have received approval from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Irrigation Association (IA), the International Society of Arboriculture and the NC Landscape Contractors Licensing Board (NCLCLB) – see below, by session
    • GCSAA has approved LPU for .50 Education Points for the entire event

Wednesday, January 30

HORTICULTURE

8:00 am – 9:00 am > So you think you know how to prune?

Plant material in a landscape is a large investment and should be maintained with this thought in mind. Proper pruning is the frame work of the future. To understand how to do this, it is getting the basics down on pruning and knowing the long range out come by doing so. Anyone can say they know how to prune shrubs and trees but actually doing so will result in healthier shrubs.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

 ISA:  CertArbor – 1; MuniSpec – 1; BCMA Practice – 1; TWClimber – 1; TWAerialSpec – 1

Presented by Rick Smith, The Pruning Guru


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Boxwood Blight Update and Management

First identified in Europe almost 28 years ago, it has since been wreaking havoc on boxwood plantings in many parts of the country.  First identified in Georgia in 2011, its biological design makes it a very challenging disease to manage. Patrick will share his experience and expertise as a front-line practitioner of pathogen identification and management in the landscape.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag: Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA: Tier 3 – .25

 Presented by Patrick Mawhinney, Prestige Shrub Tree & Turf


11:00 am – Noon > Outstanding and Sustainable Seasonal Color

How do you get the wow factor with your seasonal color displays? We’ll discuss plant selection for maximum impact, plant health and maintenance, and more.

Approved:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA: Tier 3 – .25 

Presented by Jenny Hardgrave, Simply Flowers, Inc.


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Hands on Turf & Ornamentals (Part 1)

This is an interactive and hands-on educational session, with participants learning to identify and diagnose problems in the landscape, with further discussion about control and prevention of landscape and turf problems.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

 ISA:  CertArbor – 1; MuniSpec – 1; BCMA Science – 1

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Little, and Dr. Will Hudson, UGA


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > Hands on Turf & Ornamentals (Part 2)

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

 ISA:  CertArbor – 1; MuniSpec – 1; BCMA Science – 1

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Little, Dr. Will Hudson and Dr. Shimat Joseph. UGA


AGRONOMICS/TURF

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Turfgrass Today

New Herbicides for 2019 and An Economic Forecast for Urban Ag in 2019

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Dr. Patrick McCullough and Dr. Ben Campbell, UGA


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Turfgrass Today (continued)

Turfgrass Diseases: A Year in Review – A review, update and significance of the main turfgrass diseases observed in 2018 as well as disease trends and forecasts for 2018 will be discussed (as well as prevention and control)

Turfgrass Inventory and Pricing – All you need to know about turf market trends and how to manage your inventory effectively.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Dr. Alfredo Martinez and Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA


11:00 am – Noon > Bio-Nutrition: Unlocking the True Potential of Your Turf

The application of biological substances, microorganisms, and plant growth enhancers has increased throughout the turfgrass industry over the past decade. Many of these products are applied to increase nutrient absorption, boost tolerance to environmental stress, and improve overall growth and aesthetic appearance. However, not all of these products are created equal and manufacturer claims often go unverified. This presentation will attempt to define the differences between the terms biostimulant, biological, biofertilizer, etc. We will examine the current use and expectations of these products along with observations pertaining to synergism and antagonism with more traditional cultural and chemical turfgrass management practices.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Dr. Gerald Henry, PhD, Athletic Association Endowed Professor, University of Georgia


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Insecticides: MOA (mode of action), Efficacy & Rotation

This session will focus on resistance to insecticides and discuss various factors that contribute to insecticide resistance in the landscape. Learn how to avoid development of insecticide resistance in the field. Several insecticides are labeled to control many types of insect pests with distinctly different life history in turfgrass and ornamental crops. The major types of modes of action will be identified and you will learn how this knowledge can be used to manage insecticide resistance in the landscape.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by  Dr. Shimat Joseph, UGA


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > High-Tech Landscapes – Are You Ready?

New technologies are changing landscape management: Drones, Automower, Soil Moisture Probes, Grass Cultivars, Pesticides, Pesticide Application and more.

Approved for:

GA Dept. of Ag:  Cat 24 – 1 hour

IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA


BUSINESS 101

Making $$$ in the Landscape Industry: Essentials and Cost Estimating

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Financing Strategies for Small Business Owners

This session  will help business owners understand how keeping financial records and creating financial statements will help them be in a better position to secure funding. The hour long seminar will also cover different types of loans or other sources of financing that may be available to small business owners.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by UGA Small Business Development Center


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners

Finding and keeping customers is the life blood of any small business. Learn effective and simple marketing strategies that will help landscape businesses find and keep new customers.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by UGA Small Business Development Center


11:00 am – Noon > Accurate On-Site Estimating & Measuring – with Tech and Traditional Tools

You’ve arrived at the site and you’re looking at turf, color beds, and shrubs; you need to estimate how large each area is. GPS can help you but for most accurate estimate you can use tried-and-true measuring wheel. Brush up on your school math – you’ll need it!

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Greg Huber and Dr. Bodie Pennisi, UGA


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Fundamentals of Estimating Step-by-Step

What does a successful project bid look like? Costs are costs and better know them all – equipment, labor, materials, and overhead, and don’t forget the profit! Markup versus a profit margin – what’s the difference?

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Greg Huber and Dr. Bodie Pennisi, UGA


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > What’s Your Equipment Really Costing You?

You want to purchase a new skid steer but you wonder if you could afford it? Or is it better for now to get a used one? How do you make this decision – best way is to know all costs – from fuel, to tires, and everything in between.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Greg Huber and Dr. Bodie Pennisi, UGA

 ADVANCED BUSINESS

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Leadership Lessons for the Landscape Professional

Being a leader is much different than being a manager. To be extremely successful you must lead, not manage. Let’s take an in-depth look at what makes effective leaders and how you and your team can achieve new heights with your organization thru effective leadership and coaching. Leadership is a skill that must be developed and refined for all types of situations. Learn to adapt and grow your organization in the challenges of operating a business with a diverse employee base.

Approved for:  IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Rex Bishop, Tea Olive Productions


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Impeccable Customer Service

Customers return because their experience with you was fantastic. They were pleased with not only what you did, but more importantly how you did it. Discovers ideas that will set your organization apart from others, learn to recognize the barriers your organization has in place that prevents customer satisfaction. Discover how to be recognized as the supreme provider of customer experiences.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Rex Bishop, Tea Olive Productions


11:00 am – Noon > Recruitment, Retention and Retraining

Finding and keeping good employees is essential for the success of any organization. Learn how to be a more effective recruiter and learn how to develop an organization that retains good people. What actions and company policies set the tone for people to want to work for your organization. Your company should be a place where people want to work. Once you got them. Learn how to keep them and how to adapt to changes in the workforce.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Rex Bishop, Tea Olive Productions


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > How to Coach a Winning Team

Winning organization have great coaches. Great coaches exist at every level of the organization. From CEO to crew leader. Learn how to be a better coach, thus a better leader. Good coaches win championships. They know how to develop their team from recruitment to implementation.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Rex Bishop, Tea Olive Productions


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  > Managing Chaos, Solving Problems and Creating Solutions

Every organization has some chaos it in. During this session we will look at how we can better manage that chaos and move forward to a more efficient organization. Learn problem solving techniques, how to involve others and their ideas to solve problems, how to create an atmosphere where all team members take pride in creating solutions for a more efficient and enjoyable company.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25

Presented by Rex Bishop, Tea Olive Productions

 BASIC IRRIGATION

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Irrigation 101 (Part 1)

This three-part class provides you with basic irrigation design and principals. New product innovations by Hunter will also be shown.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Jason Radake and Reid Garner, Hunter Industries


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Irrigation 101 (Part 2)

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Jason Radake and Reid Garner, Hunter Industries


11:00 am – Noon > Irrigation 101 (Part 3)

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Jason Radake and Reid Garner, Hunter Industries


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Basic Drip Irrigation

Learn basic drip design techniques including zone sizing and emitter spacing based on plant soil type.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Josh Teague, Rain Bird


2:30 pm  – 3:30 pm > Advanced Drip Irrigation

This session will cover advanced drip irrigation components including sub-surface, specialty emission devices and their applications.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Josh Teague, Rain Bird

 ADVANCED IRRIGATION

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Irrigation: 2-Wire Design – Intro

Basic 2-wire design and install class covering the when, where and why’s for a 2 -wire system including best practices.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Kevin Rinschler, SiteOne Landscape Supply


9:15 am –  10:15 am  > Irrigation: 2-Wire Design – Advanced   

Advanced 2-wire design emphasizing proper grounding techniques and wire splicing components.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Kevin Rinschler, SiteOne Landscape Supply


11:00 am  – Noon > Irrigation: 2-Wire Troubleshooting

Diagnostics and troubleshooting for 2-wire irrigation systems.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Kevin Rinschler, SiteOne Landscape Supply


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems – Part 1

  • Multimeters – Resistance and voltage tests to troubleshoot problems with solenoids, wire and controller
  • Station Master Pro –
  • Troubleshooting problems with solenoids, wire and controller
  • Sending tone to identify a wire
  • Locators –
  • 521A Wire & Valve Locating
  • Overview of additional wire locators
  • PE2003 Pulser, finding ground faults

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Rob Nelson and Steve Wojtak, FC2 (representing Armada)


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems – Part 2

Demo and instruction on the proper use of a ground fault locator focusing on 2-wire applications.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

Presented by Rob Nelson and Steve Wojtak, FC2 (representing Armada)

 LANDSCAPE LIGHTING

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Lighting Design 101 (Part 1)  

Expand your lighting projects by studying design, application, and utility.


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Lighting Design 101 (Part 2)  

Presented by Chris Morgan & Rick Baird, VistaPro Lighting


11:00 am  – Noon > Lighting Design 101 (Part 3)  

Presented by Chris Morgan & Rick Baird,  VistaPro Lighting


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Lighting in Action – Tech Tips & Guides (Part 1)

See the lights in action through a photo library and how effects are attained; along with technical tips and guides for the beginner or the advanced.

Presented by Chris Morgan & Rick Baird, VistaPro Lighting


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > Lighting in Action – Tech Tips & Guides (Part 2)

Presented by Chris Morgan & Rick Baird, VistaPro Lighting

BELGARD HANDS ON

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Paver Installation 101 (taught in Spanish )


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Walls & Column Installation (taught in Spanish)


11:00 am  – Noon > Overlays – Patios! Pooldecks! Driveways? (English & Spanish)


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Paver Installation 101 (taught in English)


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > Walls & Column Installation (taught in English)

BELGARD CLASSROOM

8:00 am – 9:00 am > Design to Sell: 3D Rendering & VR

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25


9:15 am – 10:15 am > Design Trends (Part 1)

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25


11:00 am  – Noon > Design Trends (Part 2)

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm > Labor Saving Products & Techniques

Approved for: IA:  Tier 3 – .25


2:30 pm – 3:30 pm > Solving Drainage Issues (by NDS)

Learn how to identify, evaluate, and solve the most common landscape drainage problems with a comprehensive NDS solution.

Approved for: IA:  Tier 1 – 1

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