LPU: Course descriptions and approved pesticide credits & CEUs

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Landscape Pro Virtual University - January 27, 2021 - 8 am - 4 pm

All course descriptions and presenters are listed below.  Mix or match from the nine different tracks to suit your needs (excluding the Georgia Category 24 Pesticide Prep/Review)

Approved Pesticide Credits and CEU's: 

  • Alabama - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • Georgia - 4 Category 24 total for Agronomics, Horticulture and Cat 24 Review tracks
  • Georgia - 2 Category 24 total for Green Symposium (Pruning & Seasonal Color only).
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP (Georgia Certified Landscape Professional) - 1 credit per hour of training
  • ISA - see course descriptions below for approvals in Pruning and Horticulture tracks
  • Mississippi - 4 points total for Agronomics and/or Horticulture tracks
  • North Carolina - 3 hours credit for Categories D, L, N and X  for attendees who register andd attend all 4 1-hour session in either Agronomics or Horticulture tracks
  • NCLCLB -  see course descriptions below for approvals in Horticulture and Business tracks
  • South Carolina - see course descriptions for approvals in Agronomics, Horticulture and Cat 24 Review tracks
  • Tennessee - 1 point C03, C10 or C12 for each Agronomics, Horticulture session and 1 point C03, C10 or C12 for each Green Symposium (Pruning & Seasonal Color only).
  • See individual course descriptions for exact credits awarded. 

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Agronomics Track: 

8:30 – 9:30 am - Common Turfgrass Diseases & Management - Instructor:  Dr. Alfredo Martinez, UGA

  • In this session we will be discussing the most important foliar, crown and root turfgrass diseases.  The environmental and cultural factors that promote each disease will be reviewed. Turfgrass pathogen biology as well as the different methods of disease control will be emphasized. Current research will be highlighted.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • MS - 1 point
  • SC - Cat 3: 1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

 9:45 – 10:45 am -  Problem weed control in turfgrass -  Instructor:  Dr. Patrick McCullough, UGA

  • In this seminar we will cover identification of problem weeds and control programs for turfgrass.  Topics will include kyllinga, doveweed, annual bluegrass, and other problem weeds. We will also discuss planning weed control programs, herbicide selection, and resistance management.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • MS - 1 point
  • SC - Cat 3: 1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

12:30 – 1:30 pm - Biology and management of major turfgrass pests: Research updates -  Instructor:  Dr. Shimat Joseph, UGA

  • The speaker will discuss the biology, ecology, and management of major insect pests of turfgrass. The discussion will also include updates from recent research conducted in Georgia. Management will include insecticide recommendations for the major insect pests.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • MS - 1 point
  • SC - Cat 3: 1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

 1:45 – 2:45 pm -  Turfgrass Agronomics & Update- Fertility & Sod Survey - Instructor:  Dr. Clint Waltz, UGA

  • The best offense is a good defense!  Fertility practices can impact many pest related issues.  This seminar will address the "4 R's" of turfgrass fertilization, right source, right rate, right time, and right placement.  How these the "4 R's" influence turfgrass and pest management will be linked.  Also, for 25 years the Georgia Sod Producers have conducted an annual survey of turfgrass inventory and prices.  The results of this survey will be presented; allowing professionals to budget upcoming projects based on current industry trends.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • MS - 1 point
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

Green Symposium Track

8:30 – 9:30 am -  Pruning Preparation for the Spring - Instructor: Rick Smith, The Pruning Guru, Inc.

  • Are your trees and shrubs ready for spring and summer?  Learn proper pruning techniques for form, function, insect, and disease prevention, along with aesthetics!
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • ISA - CA-1; BCMA Practice-1; TW Climber-1 or TW Aerial Lift-1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

 9:45 – 10:45 am - "The Great Southern Flower Show - Instructor: Jenny Hardgrave, Simply Flowers, Inc.

  • Twice a year, floriculturists all over the Southeast gear up for the changing of the seasons. With dreams of traffic-stopping beauty, they pore over grower catalogs, photos, and the internet to gather ideas for floral perfection. And sometimes, they even attend a virtual lecture…What makes a flower display work? What could go wrong? What are the key ingredients to creating a blooming show piece? How do you keep things picture perfect from planting until the season closes? What bugs may interrupt your progress? What diseases need to be kept at bay? The pressure is on! These living works of art must be completed within a very tight time frame and with limited resources. But with some technical know-how and creative talent, clients will be lining up for your signature style.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Certified Drainage Contractor - Part 1 - taught by ND

1:45 - 2:45 pm - Certified Drainage Contractor - Part 2 - taught by NDS

Horticulture Track

8:30 – 9:30 am - The Effects of Lawn Herbicides on Landscape Trees & Shrubs - Instructor: Paul Pugliese, UGA Bartow County CAES

  • This presentation focuses on the potential for lawn herbicides to affect non-target trees and woody ornamentals in landscape settings due to poor application choices by homeowners and professionals. This is an issue that is commonly encountered in the landscape and arboriculture industry, as seen by numerous plant samples submitted to local Extension offices diagnosed with phenoxy herbicide injury. The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness about this important issue and provide practical tips on avoiding potential damage and liability. One focus of the training includes pictures of phenoxy herbicide damage on trees, detailing a case study example showing the potential for injury, troubleshooting tips, and highlighting possible liability if phenoxy herbicides are not used appropriately.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • ISA - CA-1 or BCMA Mgmt-1
  • MS - 1 point
  • SC - Cat 3: 1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

9:45 -10:45 am - Organic Pest Control for Ornamentals & Turfgrass - Instructor: Drs. Elizabeth Little & Clint Waltz, UGA

  • Organic pest and disease management in the landscape starts with prevention and timely identification of problems. This session will review prevention strategies and organic compatible products that can be used in the landscape. Interest in organic turfgrass management remains high but product options and supportive research is limited.  We will discuss research results from recent studies of organic fertility, weed, and disease management will be presented.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • ISA - CA-1 or BCMA Mgmt
  • MS - 1 point
  • NCLCLB - 1L credit hour
  • SC - Cat 3: 0.5
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

12:30 – 1:30 am - Plant Growth Regulators for the Landscape - Turf & Ornamentals - Instructor: Drs. Mark Czarnota and Patrick McCullough, UGA

  • Seminar will discuss the plant growth regulators that are available for landscape use.  Information will be provided on the types of growth regulators available, how they work, when to apply them, and problems that applicators could have with them. We will cover the basics on PGR selection in turfgrass, differences in products, and potential benefits of using growth regulators in turfgrass.  We will also cover methods to reduce annual bluegrass infestations with PGRs and the use of sublethal rates of herbicides to regulate turfgrass growth.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • ISA - CA-1 or BCMA Mgmt-1
  • MS - 1 point
  • NCLCLB - 1L credit hour
  • SC - Cat 3: 1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

1:45 – 2:45 pm - Avoiding Chemical Applications – Using Host-Plant Resistance in the Landscape - Instructor: Dr. Matthew Chappell, UGA

  • With ever increasing pesticide resistance and a decreasing arsenal of pesticides/fungicides to combat biotic stressors, plant breeders have focused on developing cultivars with insect and disease tolerance. In this session, Dr. Chappell will provide an update on new cultivars with improved disease and insect tolerance.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 - 1 hour
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • ISA - CA-1 or BCMA Mgmt-1
  • MS - 1 point
  • NCLCLB - 1L credit hour
  • SC - Core: 1
  • TN - 1 point C03, C10 or C12

Business Track 

8:30 – 9:30 am - Would You Want to Work for You? - Instructor:  Marty Grunder, The Grow Group

  • You work hard to find and hire talented team members, but it can be hard to retain a team through a whole season or year after year. Competition for  labor is fierce, and retaining team members who have already been vetted and trained is key to a successful business. In this session, Marty will share the stories of his own managment mistakes and will take you through the steps the Grunder Landscaping team took to improve retention and build a strong company culture.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • NCLCLB - 1B credit hour

 9:45 – 10:45 am -  There’s a System For That - Instructor:  Marty Grunder, The Grow Group

  • Grunder Landscaping Co. is a successful small business due largely to the systems they have built and used in their 37 years in business. While their team is talented in horticultural practices, what really sets them apart from their competition are the systems that allow the team to consistently exceed customer's expectations.  In this session, Marty will take you step by step through their process for creating effective systems.  No matter the challenges at your company, you'll leave equipped to build an effective solution.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • NCLCLB - 1B credit hour

 1:30 – 2:30 pm -  Sell More to Your Existing Clients - Instructor:  Marty Grunder, The Grow Group

  • There’s one source of additional revenue that is often overlooked: your existing clients.  Adding services or selling enhancements for existing clients is one of the best ways to increase your profitability and revenue simultaneously.  In this session, Marty will share the systems and tactics that Grunder Landscaping uses to increase their average revenue per client.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • NCLCLB - 1B credit hour

 2:45 – 3:45 pm -  Communication, Delegation and Accountability - Three must haves to move your team and your business forward - Instructor:  Barry Rinehart, President, Compass Leadership Training - Crestcom

  • Communication is not effective unless all parties involved understand what needs to happen.  Delegation done properly not only develops your team's skills and abilities, but also enables you to focus on more valuable activities.  Holding others accountable can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be.  Spend an hour with us to learn how to communicate better, delegate more effectively and create accountability in your teams.  Barry will share simple processes that you can apply right away to improve these skills you need to move others forward and grow your business.
  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit
  • NCLCLB - 1B credit hour

Georgia General Standards & Cat 24 License Preparation Training & Review 

8:30 am – 4:30 pm (total 5 hours of class time)

  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GA Cat 24 for licensed applicators who take this class for review.
  • SC - Core: 2 or Cat 3: 3
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit

Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License Test Preparation Training and Review for Licensed Applicators - Instructor: Tim Daly, Gwinnett County GA CAES

  • This training is intended for turfgrass and ornamental landscape employees interested in attaining the Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s Category 24 License in Georgia. This license is required for anyone who does contract spraying of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides in Georgia for residential, industrial, or business applications. This session also is open to licensed applicators who would like a refresher course.
  • 9:00 am - 11:30 am - Review of the Core Manual for the general standards exam
  • 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Review of the Ornamental & Turfgrass Pest Control manual for the category 24 exam.

BELGARD U/Hardscape Track:

  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit per 1 hour session

8:30 - 9:30 am - 3 biggest mistakes Paver installers make and how to avoid them

9:45 - 10:45 am - Paver Cleaning and Sealing 101

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Proper Porcelain Installation

1:45 - 2:45 pm - New trends in the Hardscape Market

Irrigation Track: 

  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit per 1 hour session

8:30 - 9:30 am - Irrigation System Troubleshooting

9:45 - 10:45 am - Smart Irrigation Beyond Smart Controllers

12:30 - 1:30 pm - 2-wire installation Techniques and Troubleshooting

1:45 - 2:45 pm - Master Planning Irrigation Systems

Outdoor Living Track :

  • AL - 10, D&R, OTPC, OTPS, REG for attending 4 hours of classes
  • GCSAA - .065 education education points for 4-hours total attendance
  • GCLP - 1 credit per 1 hour session

8:30 - 9:30 am - Intro to Synthetic Turf

9:45 - 10:45 am - Natural Stone Design

12:30 - 1:30 pm - Lighting Design

1:45 - 2:45 pm - Advanced Lighting Systems

Registration:

  • UAC members - $79 with discount code*
    • UAC members are eligible for a $21 discount on each registration, but must enter discount code at registration.
    • Email office@georgiauac.com for registration discount code.
  • Non-members - $100
  • SiteOne Partners - 7200 points per registration

UAC members are eligible for a $20 discount on each registration, but must enter discount code at registration.  Email office@georgiauac.com for registration discount code.