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2017 NW Landscape Expo Agenda


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Pesticide Training

7:30 - 8:30 am

Disease Identification and Management – Landscape:  Key diseases in the PNW landscape, ID and management  Presented by Jen Browning, BASF Corporation

8:30 - 9:30 am

Identifying Lawn Pests and Weeds in the Landscape: How to use correct IPM methods to control and minimize damage from those pests Presented by Michael Sorensen, PBI Gordon Corporation

9:30 - 9:45 am - Break

9:45 - 10:45 am

Best Practices in Weed Control Presented by  Frank Santiago, Dow Agro-Sciences LLC

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

ODA Law and Regulation Updates, Lessons Learned and Record Keeping Presented by  Michael Odenthal, Oregon Department of Agricultural

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Box Lunch sponsored by Simplot Partners

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Insect and Mite Pest of Turf and Ornamentals affecting the Willamette Valley Presented by Dr. Mike Stafford, Simplot Partners

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Weed and Disease Management in Turf and Landscape Presented by Brandon Youra, BASF Corporation

2:30 - 3:30 pm

What is the Biology of Crane Flies Presented by Rennie Kubic, Amvac Chemical Corporation

3:30 - 4:00 pm

Making Pesticide Applications More Effective with Spray Solution Conditioning Presented by Jon Atkins, Simplot Partners


Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Expo Kick-Off Party at McMenamins Kennedy School

Wednesday, December 13, 2017| 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free Education Sessions 
The Northwest Landscape Expo offers a variety of educational opportunities to the entire team.

8:00 - 9:00 

  • Percentage of Water Usage - Colorado Research Project Presented by Zach Johnson  
  • Irrigation Controller Fundamentals & Emerging Technologies Presented by Steve Carper   
  • A landscaper’s top 10 Most Unwanted Presented by Tom Melendy & Courtney Merriott 
  • Natural Organic Fertilizers and Their Place in Modern Turf & Ornamental Management Presented by Jon Atkins   
  • Creating a Safety Culture/ Crear una cultura de seguridad (Spanish Track) Presented by NHLA 

9:45 - 10:45

  • Psychological benefits of landscape Presented by Zach Johnson
  • Using Native Plants in the Landscape Presented by Elizabeth Brewster
  • Importance of Trees in Urban Areas Presented by Jenn Cairo
  • Waterfeatures:  Trends, How-to, and Pump Selection by Steve Causseaux
  • Translating Practical Math Problem/ Traduciendo Problemas Prácticos de Matemáticas (Spanish Track) Presented by April Chastain

10:45  -12:00 pm

Keynote:  Portland Park & Recreation - Portland Parks Renovation Project

1:00 - 2:00

  • Retaining Walls Presented by Ruth Wilmurth
  • Smart Controllers Presented by Ben Slick
  • General Pruning Techniques & Practices Presented by Lyle Feilmeier
  • Careers in Landscaping for Students Presented by OLCA Academic Committee

2:00 – 3:00 pm

  • Edible Landscape Presented by April Jamison and Mulysa Melco
  • Biological Integrity Presented by Alison Kutz
  • Pesticide-Free Pest Control Presented by Weston Arthur Miller
  • Paver Cleaning & Sealing Presented by Andrew Vears
  • How to Survive and Thrive as a Latino in the American Culture/Cómo sobrevivir y prosperar como Latino en la cultura americana (Spanish Track) Presented by Octavio Gonzalez

Fee-Based Education Seminars
Fee-based seminars are designed to present valuable information on a variety of subjects to owners/operators, key people, team leaders, decision makers, project managers, schedulers, designers, sales people and supervisors.

8:00 – 9:00 am

A1) Best Practice for Fleet Management Presented by Dan Petrillo
A2) How to Eliminate Competition and Boost Profits in Your Design/Build Landscape Company Presented by Kelly Mathison

9:45 - 10:45

B1) Increasing Crew & Leader Accountability/Aumento de equipo y la responsabilidad del líder (Spanish) Presented by National Hispanic Landscape Alliance
B2) Killer Contract Clauses Presented by Jacob Zahniser

10:45  -12:00 pm

Keynote:  Portland Park & Recreation - Portland Parks Renovation Project

1:00 – 2:00 pm

C1) Understanding & Developing Your Latino Workforce Presented by National Hispanic Landscape Alliance
C2) Challenges Through Various Stages of Business Growth Presented by Ron DiePietro

2:00 -3:00 pm

D1)  What is good hiring? How to hire the “Right Fit” for your business Presented by Lori Rush
D2) Health Insurance Presented by Danny Sullivan


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tradeshow Exhibits - Oregon Convention Center

The event has exhibitions with the newest products, equipment, machinery and services, outdoor power, business coaching, bulbs, soil technologies, turf, Professional Landscape Designs, nursery, gardens, insurance and more.  Click here for a list of 2017 Exhibitors.