Turf & Ornamental

New this year, the Interstate Pest Management Conference featured a special all-day track for those seeking credits in 3A, 3C and 6 on January 22.


Schedule

7:30 AM-8:00 AM Registration and Coffee Main Concourse
8:00 AM-9:00 AM Common Insects found in Turf Heather King, Target Specialty Products
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Spring Turf & Ornamental Weeds Chuck Schuster
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Exhibitor Expo with Refreshment Main Concourse
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Pesticide Basics Heather King, Target Specialty Products
11:30 AM- 12:00PM MARYLAND REGULATORY UPDATE TBD, Maryland Dept of AG
12:00 PM MITAGS Luncheon Buffet Building 2
1:00 PM-1:50 PM

Weed Resistance & Herbicide Mode of Action for Industrial sites & Rights of Way Mark Rice--Bayer

1:55 PM-2:45 PM Backyard Mosquito Management Dave McCormick, Syngenta
2:45 PM-3:10 PM Refreshments Main Concourse
3:10 PM- 4:00 PM Chemical Spill Control Response Heather King, Target Specialty Products
4:05 PM- 4:35 PM VIRGINIA REGULATORY UPDATE  

Session Descriptions

Common Insect Pests of Turf

Presented by: Heather King, Target Specialty Products
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Session Outline:

  1. Introduction (2-3 minutes)
  2. General Insect Biology (10-15 minutes)
  • Common Insect Pests of Turf (35-45 minutes)
    1. Hemiptera (True Bugs)
    2. Coleoptera (Beetles)
    3. Other Insects IN Turf---Diptera (flies), Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasp),
  1. Review and Conclusion (5-8 min)

Spring Turf & Ornamental Weeds

Presented by: Chuck Schuster
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Session Outline:

Understanding weed control can make the task much more efficient. Weed control starts with understanding the culture needed to provide control, the timing of materials used and other factors which all play a role in the satisfaction of the client. A review of options for weed control in landscape and turf, with a review of what has happened with the recent wet summer experienced in the mid-Atlantic region.

Pesticide Basics

Presented by: Heather King, Target Specialty Products
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Session Outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. Why Pesticides?
    2. Evolution of Pesticide usage in Pest Management Industry
    3. Importance of EDUCATION
  2. Pesticide Classifications
    1. Types (Insecticides, Miticides, Rodenticides etc.)
    2. Classes
    3. Formulations
  • Inert Ingredients
  1. Understanding the Label
    1. Who Regulates?
    2. Reading and Understanding the Label (Group Discussion)

  2. Safety
    1. Safety to Applicator
    2. Safety and the Environment

Conclusion/Q&A

Weed Resistance & Herbicide Mode of Action for Industrial sites and Rights of Way

Presented by: Mark Rice of Bayer VM
Classroom 2 | 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Session Outline: 

The presentation will discuss the development of resistant weeds, and combating them. It will also cover the mode of action of different herbicides used for weed and brush control.

Backyard Mosquito Management

Presented by: Dave McCormick of Syngenta
Classroom 2 | 1:55 pm - 2:45 pm

Session Outline: 

Mosquito Species & Biology (10 Minutes)

  1. Metamorphosis
  2. Life Cycle
  3. Habitat

Mosquitoes & Disease (10 Minutes)

  1. Incidence of Diseases
  2. Role of Mosquitoes as Vectors

III. IPM Techniques for Population Management (10 Minutes)

  1. Breeding Sources
  2. Residential Property Inspection
  3. Eliminating Breeding Conditions
  4. Property Inspections

Pesticide Applications (15 Minutes)

  1. Adulticides
  2. Larvicides
  3. IGRs Mixed with Adulticides

Equipment Mixing & Application (15 Minutes)

  1. Mist Blowers Parts & Description
  2. Best Management Practices
  3. PPE
  4. Pollinator Protection

Chemical Spill Control

Presented by: Heather King, B.C.E.
Classroom 2 | 3:10 pm - 4:00 pm

Session Outline: 

  1. Introduction (10-15 minutes)
    1. Why Pesticides?
    2. Evolution of Pesticide usage in Pest Management Industry
    3. Importance of EDUCATION
  2. Pesticide Classifications (20-25 minutes)
    1. Types (Insecticides, Miticides, Rodenticides etc.)
    2. Classes
    3. Formulations
  3. Inert Ingredients (3-5 minutes)
  4. Understanding the Label (8-10 minutes)
    1. Who Regulates?
    2. Reading and Understanding the Label (Group Discussion)
  5. Safety (15-20 minutes)
    1. Safety to Applicator
    2. Safety and the Environment
  6. Conclusion/Q&A (3-5 minutes or remainder)

Credits

Credits have been applied for:

  • Maryland
  • Virginia