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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 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Main Ballroom

Pesticide Recertification Track

9:00 – 10:00 AM        

Title: Current Issues in the Landscape Update

Description: This presentation will include current issues that are of concern to landscapers (i.e. Photinia Leaf Disease, Boxwood Blight, Phytophthroa/Phythium, turf diseases & Ambrosia Beetle, to name a few)

Speaker: Rich Buckley, Rutgers

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  •  8C (Campground) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • PC – Private Category – 2
  • 06 – Ornamental and Shade Trees – 2
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 2
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 2

NY Pest Credits

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamentals & Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    

Title:  Pesticide Regulatory & Safety Update: Storage and Spills – Minimizing Risk

Description: Planning to have a pesticide spill is the best strategy to avoid them.  Storage area design and security will be covered, as well as inspecting for spills waiting to happen. Tips for choosing spill supplies for your operation, and container management in storage and vehicles will be highlighted. All Commercial and Private Pesticide applicators licensed in the state of New Jersey must comply with Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulations for pesticide storage and spills.  The session will cover key regulations including “reportable spills “and annual pesticide storage inventory notification to the fire department. All attendees will receive a Rutgers “toolkit” of template forms for licensed applicators to use to meet minimum reporting requirements. This includes the annual notification inventory and cover letter; and pre-formatted “spill report cards.”

Speaker: Patricia D. Hastings (Rutgers Cooperative Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator for New Jersey)

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • 00 – Core – 2

NY Pest Credits

  • 000 (CORE) – 0.50

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


1:00 – 2:00 PM      

Title: Green Lawns and Blue Waters

Description: 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

Speaker: Barry Draycott, Tech Terra

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, Fertilizer, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits: 

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • 6B (Right-Of-Way) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

CT Pest Credits: 

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • 6B (Right-Of-Way) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • PC – Private Category – 1
  • 07 – Lawn and Turf – 1
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 1
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 1

NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamentals and Turf) – 0.50
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 0.50
  • 3b (Turf) – 0.50

Fertilizer – 1 Credit
APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) WC – .25


3:00 – 4:00 PM

Title: DEP Updates, Pesticide Safety & Storage

Description: Core presentation on topical information including DEP updates, pesticide safety practices and pesticide storage.

Speaker: Stephen Bross, NJ DEP

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • CORE (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • 00 – Core – 02

NY Pest Credits:

  • 000 (CORE) – 0.50

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


Jr. Ballroom
Business Development Tools

9:00 – 10:00 AM         

Title:  Labor Issues – What Can You Do About Labor? (Panel Discussion)

Description: Will provide insight and experiences on finding a labor force for your business. The pros and cons of H2A and H2B will be discussed and other alternatives will be explored in this interactive panel discussion that you won’t want to miss.

Speaker: Arnulfo Hinojosa, Vice President of FEWA (Federation of Employers & Workers of America) and Kurt Alstede, Owner of Alstede Farms, LLC

Credits: LTE/LTCO, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

CNLP – 1 Professional
PLANET – 1
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Title: The Licensed Tree Expert & Licensed Tree Care Operator Law – What You Need To Know

Description: Will explain how the law affects landscape contractors.

Speakers: Steve Chisholm & Mike D’errico – New Jersey Board of Tree Experts President Steve Chisholm and Program Manager Mike D’errico

Credits: NJ Urban & Community Forestry Credits, ISA, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

 ISA Credits: Certified Arborist – 1, Utility Specialist – 1, BCMA – Management – 1

APLD – 1 Business
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Title: Water Conservation Plantings for the Landscape

Description: This presentation will focus on the incorporation of drought-tolerant plants into the landscape. The plant species featured are naturally equipped to thrive under conditions of periodic rainfall and no supplementary irrigation making them a perfect choice for sustainable landscape designs. Both native and introduced species will be considered.

Speaker: Brian Oleksak (County College of Morris)

Credits: APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Plants
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


3:00 – 4:00 PM

Title: Snow & Ice Liability – Protecting Yourself & Latest Legislation

Description: Panel Discussion this panel discussion will cover a wide range of topics on how to succeed as a snow and ice management contractor. Everything from training your employees on proper snow removal techniques to writing a contract that helps protect you legally.

Speakers: Bob O’Connell, CIC, CRM (T.C. Irons Agency), Tom Canete (Canete Snow Management), and Kevin Gilbride (Accredited Snow Contractors Association)

Credits: CNLP and Planet

PLANET – 1

CNLP – 1 Professional


Floor Room 1

Simply Spanish – Recertification Topics That Will Help Your Business

9:00 – 10:00 AM        

Title: Spanish: Identificación de plagas y enfermedades comunes en plantas de jardín

English: Identifying common pests and disease in landscape plants

Description: 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.”

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.

Speaker: Raul Cabrera, Rutgers University

Credits: NJ, PA, CT, NY, ISA, NJ Urban & Community Forestry, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • PC – Private Category – 2
  • 07 – Ornamental and Shade Trees – 2
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 2
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 2

NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00

ISA – Certified Arborist -1, BCMA – Science – 1

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25
NJ Urban & Community Forestry – 1.0
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Title: Spanish: Mejores Prácticas de Manejo de Riego, Fertilización y Suelos en Jardinería (BMP’s for Irrigation, Fertilization and Soils in Landscape Gardening)

Description: Se discutirá algunas de las mejores prácticas de manejo recomendadas para el riego y fertilización de plantas, y suelos en jardinería urbana. (This talk will address some of the recommended BMP´s for plant irrigation and fertilization, and soils management in urban landscapes.)

Speaker: Raul Cabrera, Rutgers University

Credits: Fertilizer, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

Fertilizer – 2 Credits
APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Title: Spanish & English: How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicators License & Why you need one!

Description: This course will help workers that are new to the industry understand the requirements regarding pesticide use and how to obtain a license. Questions to be answered include:

  • Do I need a Commercial Pesticide Applicator license?
  • Do I need a Pesticide Operator license?
  • What is the difference between a Commercial Pesticide Applicator and a Pesticide
  • Operator?
  • Do I need a Private Pesticide Applicator license?
  • How do I become a licensed Private Applicator?
  • Do I need a Pesticide Dealer license?
  • Do I need an Applicator Business or Dealer Business license?
  • Do pesticide products need to be registered in New Jersey?
  • How do I get licensed?
  • What is the process to get licensed?
  • How do I get a reciprocal or EtO exam waiver?
  • Where do I get the study manuals?
  • How much do the study manuals cost?
  • How many exams can I take on one exam date?
  • Can I use the study manual during the exam?
  • How do I get my exam results?
  • I lost my invoice (bill) or license. How do I get a new one?
  • What are the license fees?
  • How do I maintain my license?
  • Why didn’t I receive a renewal of my license?
  • Recertification FAQs

Speaker: Stephen Bross, DEP – Moderated by Raul Cabrera

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

NJ Pest Credits: 

  • Core (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

CT Pest Credits: 

  • Core (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • 00 – Core – 02

APLD – 1 BUSINESS
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


3:00 – 4:00 PM

Title: Spanish: Principios de la Poda en Plantas y Árboles (Principles of Pruning Plants and Trees)

Description: Una introducción a los beneficios, objetivos, herramientas y técnicas adecuadas de poda aplicadas a arbustos y árboles en jardinería urbana. (An introduction to the benefits, objectives, proper tools and techniques of pruning applied to landscape shrubs and trees).

Speaker: Raul Cabrera, Rutgers University

Credits: ISA, NJ Urban & Community Forestry, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

 ISA:  Certified Arborist – 1, BCMA – Practice – 1

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Plant
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25
NJ Urban & Community Forestry – 1.0
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Main Ballroom

Pesticide Recertification Track

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Title: The One-Two Punch for Spotted Lanternfly Control (Insecticidal and Herbicidal)

Description: Talk to include:

  • Identification of the Spotted Lanternfly
  • How it found its roots into the Tri-State area.
  • The spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and its increasing areas of quarantine.
  • Ornamental damage created by the Spotted Lanternfly.
  • Treatment and Identification of Egg Masses.
  • Treatment of adult and other stages of the Spotted Lanternfly.
  • Best Management Practices per the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, & Penn State.
  • Host Plants of the Spotted Lanternfly.
  • The role of Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) in the Life Cycle of the Spotted Lanternfly.
  • Eradication of Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
  • Chemical Controls of both Pests (Insects and Ornamentals)
  • Biological Controls of both Pests (Insects and Ornamentals)
  • Where do we go from here?
  • Questions and Answers.

Speaker: John Patten, PBI Gordon

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, NJ Urban & Community Forestry, ISA, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • 2 (Forest) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • 9 (Regulatory) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • 2 (Forest) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • 9 (Regulatory) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • PC – Private Category – 2
  • 02 – Fruit and Nuts – 2
  • 05 – Forest Pest Control – 2
  • 06 – Ornamental and Shade Trees – 2
  • 10 – Right of Way & Weeds – 2
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 2
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 2

NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamentals and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00

ISA:  Certified Arborist -1, BCMA – Science – 1

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Title: Your Potential Impact on Ground Water and the Environment Regarding Pesticide and Fertilizer Use

Description: 

Water Pollution Sad Facts

  • 4% wells nationally contained pesticides
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science Studies –
  • Dead Zones
  • Financial Impacts
  • Recovery
  • USGA Water Quality Assessments – Ponds, Rivers + Streams
  • 40% American Rivers and 46% American Lakes are too polluted for fishing, swimming or aquatic life.
  • Probable Causes

Understanding Pesticide and Fertilizer Characteristics

  • Solubility
  • Persistence
  • Adsorption
  • Soil Infiltration and Texture
  • Types of Soil
  • Leaching Potential
  • Run Off Potential
  • Volatility

Nutrient Runoff Study – Michigan University

  • Brian Horrigan PhD – Phosphorus Run off Study Video

Best Management Practices to Reduce Pesticide and Fertilizer Use

  • Cultural
  • Nutrient Recycling
  • Soil Food Web – Feeding the Soil Biology
  • Seed Cultivars

Speaker: Mike Reed, Synatek

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, Fertilizer, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • Core (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • Core (Basic Safety & Handling) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • 00-Core – 02

NY Pest Credits:

  • 000 (CORE) – 0.50

Fertilizer – 2
APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) WC – .25
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


1:00 – 2:00 PM

Title: “Grasses: A Year in Review – What Happened, Why It Happened and What to Do About It”

Description: This talk will focus problems encountered with fungus, noxious grasses, crab grass, grubs, and other lawn problems that were unusual this past year.  Proper fertilization and irrigation, pesticide application, seeding and biological stimulation will be presented.

Speaker: Rich Imlay – Jonathan Green

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, Fertilizer, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • PC – Private Category – 2
  • 07 – Lawn and Turf – 2
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 2
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 2

NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3b (Turf) – 1.00

Fertilizer – 1 Credit
APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) WC – .25


3:00 – 4:00 PM  

Title: Utilizing Growing Degree Days & Plant Phenological Indicators to Implement your IPM Program

Description: This session will refresh you on the basics of IPM, and strengthen your understanding of Growing Degree Days and Plant Phenological Indicators as tools for the implementation of a successful IPM program.  Currently available University and Extension resources will also be discussed.

Speaker: Amy Ricco, Mercer County Community College

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

CT Pest Credits:

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • PP2 (Private Applicator) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • 00 – Core – 02

NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamentals and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) WC – .25
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


Junior Ballroom

Business Development Tools

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Title: Worker’s Compensation & How to Control Premiums — Demystifying the WC Ex Mod

Description: The Workers Compensation experience modification (ex mod) is part of an equation insurance carriers use to determine the premium for an employers’ workers’ compensation coverage. The higher the ex-mod, the higher the premium, and vice-versa.

This session will discuss:

  • How the ex-mod is calculated
  • What effects an ex mod
  • Strategies to control an ex mod

Speaker: Colleen Drahuschak, CSP Zenith Insurance – Safety & Health Consultant

Credits: CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Title: Build a Website That Delivers Results You Can Measure

Description: If you’re interested in looking at websites in a new light and building (or refining your current site) your website to improve your business, this class is for you. Come prepared to think, participate and be challenged about how you think about websites. The class will be broken into 3 sections:

  • The presentation of concepts and real-world examples to get you thinking differently about your website.
  • Applying the concepts to developing a new site map and principal ‘calls to action’ for your site.
  • Review of some of the participants existing websites and their new plans for improving it. You will be able to walk away with a road map for improving website results and how to measure the results of your work.

Speaker: Timothy Howard of Clarity Connect

Credits: CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25 


1:00 – 2:00 PM             

Title:  Spring and Fall Considerations for Broadleaf Weed Control

Description: Topics to be covered:

Weed Identification (Broadleaf Weeds)

  • Broadleaf Winter Weeds / Broadleaf Summer Weeds.
  • Annuals / Biennials / Perennial.
  • Post-emergent versus Pre-emergent.
  • Tough to control weeds in the Mid-Atlantic States.

Active Ingredients; their strengths and weaknesses.

  • The changing look of commercial herbicides. From single components, to three-ways, to four ways, to custom mixing.

Changes in the pesticide labels.

  • Changes coming from the EPA / DEP.
  • New Products.
  • Weed control scenarios. (Group participation)

Speaker: John Patten, PBI Gordon

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

NJ Pest Credits: 

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • 6B (Right-Of-Way) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02

CT Pest Credits: 

  • 1A (Agricultural Plant) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 3B (Turf) – 02
  • 6B (Right-Of-Way) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02

PA Pest Credits:

  • PC – Private Category – 2
  • 02 – Fruit and Nuts – 2
  • 05 – Forest Pest Control – 2
  • 06 – Ornamental and Shade Trees – 2
  • 10 – Right of Way & Weeds – 2
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 2
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 2

 NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3b (Turf) – 1.00

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


3:00 – 4:00 PM        

Title: NOT ANOTHER DEER RESISTANT PLANT TALK!

Description: All of us in the industry know that this talk has been given “umpteen” times, just not like this! Chris Markham, president and founder of New Jersey Deer Control and Robert LaHoff, Co-Owner of Hall’s Garden Center & Florist will be presenting plants and science in a different light. “What if” you combined deer resistant plants with a wildlife biologist’s patented formula … what would happen? Gardening can once again be filled with color and texture, the likes of which are seldom seen in residential landscapes today. Chris and Bob have been working together for years recommending one another and the results speak for themselves. Bob will speak directly to deer resistant plants while Chris will explain physiology and behavior of these white-tailed pests. Both will intertwine decades of experience with humor and results. You may just gain the freedom to plant what you love instead of being limited to “deer resistant” plants?

Speaker: Robert LaHoff, Hall’s Garden Center and Chris Markham, NJ Deer Control

Credits: APLD, CNLP and Planet

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – .5 Plants, .5 Professional


Floor Room 1

Hot Topics in the Industry

9:00 – 10:00 AM           

Title: Contracts: Protecting yourself and your business

Description: Dan will discuss the five things you need to have in your contract to protect yourself and how these five things should also be included in contracts with contractors that do work for YOU! Don’t find out the hard way – learn from Dan!

Speaker: Dan Mayo, Waterford Gardens

Credits: APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         

Title: Invasive Plants — Are you aware that there is a “Do Not Plant” list?

Description: Join us for a talk & demonstration on plants that are and are not invasive.  Using actual plants, we will point out the genus of each that should not be targeted as invasive. We will also discuss how invasive “do not plant” lists will affect the way you do business and what can be done about it.

Speaker: Bruce Crawford, Rutgers University

Credits: APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Professional
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25


1:00 – 2:00 PM            

Speaker:  Dr. Neil Hendrickson, PhD – Rutgers University

Title: “Tree killers on the loose”

Description: The emerald ash borer is only one of several potentially lethal insect and disease Pests that threaten New Jersey’s trees.  This talk will discuss a number of existing and potential threats to our trees, how to identify them, and what pesticides we can use against it.

Credits: NJ, CT, PA, NY, NJ Urban & Community Forestry, ISA, APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation), LTE/LTCO and Planet

NJ Pest Credits:

  • 2 (Forest) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 6B (Right-Of-Way) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • 9 (Regulatory) – 02

 CT Pest Credits: 

  • 2 (Forest) – 02
  • 3A (Ornamentals) – 02
  • 6B (Right-Of-Way) – 02
  • 8C (Campground) – 02
  • 9 (Regulatory) – 02

PA Pest Credits: 

  • PC – Private Category – 2
  • 05 – Forest Pest Control – 2
  • 06 – Ornamental and Shade Trees – 2
  • 18 – Demonstration and Research – 2
  • 23 – Park / School Pest Control – 2

NY Pest Credits:

  • 25 (Nursery, Ornamentals and Turf) – 1.00
  • 3a (Ornamental and Turf) – 1.00

ISA:  Certified Arborist – 1, BCMA – Practice – 1

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1
CNLP – 1 Environment
BLIC (Irrigation) – .25
NJ Urban & Community Forestry – 1.0
LTE/LTCO – 1 CEU


3:00 – 4:00 PM             

Title: Strategic Digital Marketing & Drone Imaging

Description: Eric and Ryan will present a marketing, web and drone demonstration. This talk will be focused on strengthening your brand through digital marketing supported by aerial imaging and drone video. The first part will include a thought provoking presentation about digital strategy and the benefits of drone imaging. Recent work, analytical information and aerial content will guide the discussion. The second part of the presentation will offer some details about drone pilot certification, safety and field tested techniques to improve the post-production work flow. The final portion of the presentation will be a ‘drone in flight’ broadcast via Facebook live so attendees can view what the ‘eye in the sky’ perspective looks like directly from their phone, tablet or other enabled device.

Speaker: Eric Angello (Quiver Creative Studios) and Ryan Schenk (Right Coast Visuals)

Credits: APLD, CNLP, BLIC (Irrigation) and Planet

APLD – 1
PLANET – 1 Business
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