EDUCATION SCHEDULE

February 22, 2022

(Pre-Con)

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    ProFACT Training and Exam – English – Dr. Jim Murphy, Rutgers University

  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    ProFACT Training and Exam – Spanish – Dr. Raul Cabrera, Rutgers University

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

    For Exhibitors Only: Post Show Follow Up Tips and Tricks – Robyn Davis, Exhibitors WINH

  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    For Exhibitors Only: Evaluating the Value of Your Trade Show Experience – Robyn Davis, Exhibitors WINH

February 23, 2022

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 pm

    Pesticide Safety – George Hamilton, Rutgers University
    Boxwoods: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t – Rich Buckley, Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
    BMP’s for Fertilization – Dr. Raul Cabrera, Rutgers University
    Reducing Soggy Turf with Drainage – John Raffiani, Raffiani’s Automatic Sprinkler Service

  • 9:45 am – 10:45 am

    Behind the Scenes of the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory – Sabrina Turpak, Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory
    Battery Powered Alternatives – Daniel Mabe, AGZA (Tentative)
    Plant Selection for Low-Maintenance Landscape Designs – Brian Oleksak, County College of Morris
    Growth Regulators for Trees in the Landscape – Mark Ware, Rainbow TreeCare Scientific

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Beyond Beauty: An Intro to Low-Input Perennial Landscape Plants – Lauren Errickson, Director of Rutgers Gardens
    Native Grasses for the NJ Landscape – Bill Errickson, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
    Real-Life Stories of Going Battery-Powered – Richard McCoy, McCoy Horticultural Services
    Soil Moisture: Top Factor for Newly Planted Tree Survival – Wei Zhang, Tree Diaper

  • 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

    IPM and Pest Identification – Amy Ricco, Mercer County Community College

  • 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm

    Material Shortages and What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond – Panel Discussion with Rob Swanekamp, KubePak, David DeFrange, Copper Creek Nursery and Landscape and TBD

  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Utilizing Online and Print Resources to Manage Landscape Pests – Timothy Waller, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
    Native Species/Low-Input Landscapes/Eco-system Services – Christina Kaunzinger, Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture

APLD, NJ DEP, NJ Fertilizer, NY DEC, PA DEP, CT DEP, LTE/LTCO, Landscape Industry Certified, BLIC (Irrigation), ICPI credits have been applied for.  We will update the approved credits as soon as possible.