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2018 NJ Plants Presentation Schedule

This year’s education schedule includes four customized program tracks that are based on feedback from past attendees. Classes have been scheduled to allow ample time for attendees to get credits and visit the trade show floor to get first-hand information on exhibitor’s products & services. Classes will be scheduled on both days from 9am-10am, 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm. Customized Program Tracks are:

  • Pesticide Recertification Track
  • Business Development Tools
  • Hot Topics in the Industry
  • Simply Spanish – Recertification Topics that will Help Your Business

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Main Ballroom: Pesticide Recertification Track

  • Pesticide Talk by Jim Johnson (Retired Rutgers Extension)
  • Boxwood Blight Update by Rich Buckley (Rutgers)
  • CORE Pest Credits by Pat Hastings (Rutgers)
  • Basics of Fertilization and Weed Control Management by Stephen Bross (Rutgers)

Jr. Ballroom: Business Development Tools

  • Labor Issues – What can you do about labor? Panel Discussion, including H2B Process
  • LTE & CTE Licensing Requirements by Steve Chisholm & Joe Greipp
  • Low Water Landscaping/Drought Tolerant Landscaping by Brian Oleksak (County College of Morris)
  • Snow & Ice Liability – Protecting Yourself & Latest Legislation – Panel Discussion (T.C. Irons representatives & others)

Floor Room 1: Simply Spanish – Recertification Topics that will Help Your Business

  • Raul Carbrera to Present Four Spanish Topics for Pesticide Recertification that will Help Landscapers’ in Business

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Main Ballroom: Pesticide Recertification Track

  • Weed Control in the Landscape by John Patten (NJGIC)
  • Pesticide & Fertilizer Credit Course by Mike Reed (Synatek)
  • Treating Fungus & Diseases on Bedding Plants (speaker TBD)
  • Utilizing Growing Degree Days & Plant Phenological Indicators to Implement your IPM Program by Amy Ricco (Mercer County Community College)

Jr. Ballroom: Business Development Tools

  • Worker’s Compensation – The Basics & How to Control Premiums by Zenith Insurance Company
  • Websites to Drive Traffic & Increase Sales by Clarity Connect
  • Crisis Management – Handling Accidents, PR, Employee/Employer Rules & Regulations
  • Deer Resistent Varieties by Bob Lahoff (Hall’s Garden Center)

Floor Room 1: Hot Topics in the Industry

  • Mechanized Equipment that Reduce Labor & Time (i.e. irrigation apps & lighting)
  • Invasive Plants
  • Emerald Ash Borer in the Landscape
  • Drone Technology – Class Discussion & Demonstration

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