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2019 NW Landscape Expo Pesticide Training Courses
Sponsored by Simplot

December 3, 2019

7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pesticide Training at Oregon Convention Center
FOR OREGON: Pesticide Training has been approved for 3 Core and 5 Other Credits. 
Attendees must attend entire training to receive credits.
FOR WASHINGTON:  Pesticide Training has been approved for 8 hours.

7:30 – 8:30
A Pre-emergent Herbicide like No Other and Updates
Presented by Randy Rider/Syngenta Professional Products

Discussion will cover expectations of grassy weed control in residential and commercial landscapes with today’s available herbicides.  We also discuss winter and spring fungicide apps as we have seen greater disease outbreaks though out the Willamette Valley.  

8:30-9:30 AM
New Choices for Landscape Turf Weeds, Disease, and Insect Control
Presented by Sarah Brackman / Biosafe

Discussion will cover Axxe as a glyphosate alternative, controlling moss and liverwort in a landscape setting, and how to control aphids and grubs in a landscape setting.  

9:30-9:45 AM
Coffee Break

9:45—10:45 AM
ODA Update on Japanese Beetle Eradication

10:45–11:45 PM
GameOn Herbicide with Arylex, a New Class of Chemistry for Weed Control in Turf.
Presented by Frank Santiago/Corteva

Introduction of the new active ingredient Arylex and a new formulation of 2,4-D.  Will discuss the advantages and efficacy they have on weeds in the Willamette Valley.  

Lunch Break provided by Simplot Partners

12:45-1:45 PM
How to Control Weeds Like a Pro and Reduce Labor Costs Too
Presented by  Mike Sorenson/PBI Gordon  
Discussion will cover the identification of weeds and pests in turf.  By correctly identifying we can reduce resistance and improve control while saving money doing so. 

1:45-2:45 PM
Getting Tough on Pests While Staying Soft on Pollinators
Presented by Andony Melathopoulos
How do pesticides impact pollinating insects?  Controlling pests and protecting pollinators can coexist.  What do the new state and federal regulations tell us?  

2:45-3:45 PM
New Tools to Control Troublesome Weeds in the Landscapes
Presented by Justin Horlacher/Nufarm Americas, Inc.
Discussion will introduce Cheetah Pro an alternative to glyphosate.  Identification, post-mergent, and pre-emergent herbicide control options for hard to control weeds in the Willamette Valley.  

3:45-4:45 PM
Bayer Enviromental: Bayer update on pre-emergents, bee friendly insecticide, and broad spectrum fungicide for Ornamentals

Presented by Douglas McCullen / Bayer Environmental 
Pre-emergents where, when, and why.  What’s the difference between and root pruning or a shoot inhibiting pre-emergent herbicide.  Worried about pollinators?  A new insecticide is safe to use around plants when they are foraging.  Control those hard to control diseases with a broad spectrum fungicide