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Programs: Continuing Education / All Day August 10th
EXPO is offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from a variety of accreditors including the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA), Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and OSHA.
Wednesday All Day CEU’s .... Thursday/Friday All Day Show Floor Demos
Speaker: Dr. Becky Bowling, Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife
Tackle water-use efficiency with a systems-based approach that considers appropriate soil management, site preparation, plant selection, and general management practices to not only reduce water inputs, but create a more resilient landscape overall.
Session Title: Water Efficiency in Landscapes
Speaker: Raymond DeLaGarza, Intrepid Irrigation Training
All Classes to be held in Spanish. Must be registered for Wednesday Education CEU sessions to attend. Please note, to receive a full 8 hours of TCEQ CEUs you must attend these sessions for the full day!
Session Titles: Rules and Regulations, System Installation, Backflow Basics
Speaker: Cory McCurry, Arborologist, Rainbow Ecoscience
Creating a safety culture around plant health care operations -- discuss common overlooked safety procedures when working with plant materials and treating pests.
Session Title: Safety Briefing - Taking Precautions with Pest & Disease
Speaker: Patrick Dickinson, Horticulturist & Landscape Designer - Rooted In
State of water in Texas and the effects irrigation have on the supply, best management practices for irrigators, understanding plant water needs, the importance of irrigation checks and audits, and alternative water supplies.
Session Title: Water Efficient Irrigation & BMPs
Speaker: Dr. Chrissie Segars, Turfgrass Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife
This presentation will cover how turfgrass management practices influence water requirements as well as how in the world did we figure out how much water a turfgrass plant actually needs.
Session Title: Plant Water Requirements
Speaker: Dr. Fouad Jaber, professor & integrated water resources management extension specialist Texas A&M AgriLife
Nature-based solutions that can be integrated into developing urbanized areas to mitigate the impact of increased impervious zones on the streams and creeks will be presented including design, maintenance and performance data.
Session Title: Integrated Nature-Based Solutions in Landscapes
Speaker: Dr. Ben Wherley, Texas A&M Horticultural Sciences
Includes data from lysimeter studies testing consumptive water use requirements of species and cultivars, as well as field studies evaluating minimal ETo-based water requirements for use during water restriction.
Session Title: ET-based irrigation requirements for Texas warm-season grasses’
Speaker: Lance Sheppard, Texas Department of Agriculture
Commercial Vehicle Trucking TNLA CEU Sessions ... Must be registered for Wednesday CEU Education to attend these sessions. With speaker Lance Sheppard with the Texas Department of Agriculture
Session Title: Being Prepared for Agriculture Inspection Stations
Speaker: John Rich, Safety Service Consultant Texas Mutual Insurance
The OSHA 10-hour Outreach Training for General Industry course provides students with a basic safety and health knowledge to include OSHA policies, procedures, and standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous.
Session Title: OSHA Training – must attend two days
Speaker: Molly Keck, Integrated Pest Management Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife
This presentation will cover common pests found on ornamental landscape plants. How to identify them based on their damage and best management practices to include cultural control, sanitation efforts, physical control and pesticides.
Session Title: Insect Pests of Ornamentals
Speaker: Janet Hurley, Extension Program Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife
Through this session, you will learn what a pesticide discover the design risks of toxicity, exposure, and hazards of pesticide labels. We will also jump into the Laws to help you reduce risk while using pesticides and what to look for on labels.
Session Title: Pesticide Safety – Licensing, Labeling & Applicator Training
Speaker: Dr. Joey Young, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Science, Texas Tech
Turfgrass lawns accumulated greater microbial populations with age, but they experienced a shift to higher bacterial populations with age. Management practices may facilitate this transition, but differing management practices implemented in lawn management did not seem to affect microbial population growth.
Session Title: What lies beneath - Understanding the Role of Microbes in Your Landscape
Speaker: Wayne Burke, Territory Manager, Irrigation Station
Learn about the current issues pertaining to the use, installation and testing of Backflow Prevention Assemblies for Landscape Irrigation. You will step knowing why and how backflow is applied in landscape irrigation systems, state laws vs local ordinances for backflow and what to do about the wye strainer.
Session Title: Tips and Techniques for Backflow Prevention
Speaker: Ron Garcia, Irrigation Superintendent with City of Frisco
City of Frisco’s history of Water Conservation through different programs such as the Free Sprinkler Checkup program, Smart controller Program, Newsletter, Weather Station, Licensed Inspectors and Patrol program.
Session Title: Sustainable Irrigation as a Conservation Measure
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