The Irrigation/Environmental Track offers seminars targeted to help anyone with questions about irrigation or irrigation systems.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
RISE:  Regulatory and Legislative Update - David Crow (LR  1 Credit)
The course description is a review of the legislative and regulatory status of pesticide and regulatory issues.

2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Landscape Irrigation Audits for Spanish Speaking Techs - Carlos Medrano, CoCal Landscape
Presented in Spanish and English; Learn the basics of Landscape Irrigation Audits.  Including System Performance inspections, System Tune Up, and Scheduling. 
3:00 PM-4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Maximizing Your Biggest Asset:  Golf Course Irrigation Audit–Dennis Wagner, Hunter Industries
Presentation explains the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of a golf course irrigation audit. Summarization includes water and electrical cost savings, as well as water window reductions.  

8:00 AM-9:00 AM, Thursday, December 6
Matched Precipitation and Nozzling - Greg Fast, The Toro Company
Matched Precipitation technology has been a std. in irrigation for many years.  The Toro Company has raised the bar with the PSN-Precision Series Nozzles to improve application efficiency even more.  Learn how/where to apply this technology in new and existing irrigation systems as well as rotary (PRN) technologies.
10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Thursday, December 6
HDPE in Irrigation - Jeff Butler, The Dillon Company
HDPE with its fusion process can seem a little intimidating, but it’s really not. This seminar will teach you what HDPE really is and what are its benefits and life span.  What does SDR and SIDR mean and how does this affect your pipe and fittings choices?  Butt welding VS Socket welding VS Electro- fusion, chemical and temperature compatibility and finally non-fusion connection options.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Thursday, December 6
Resistance Management in Industrial Right of Way – Judd Fitzgerald, Helena Chemicals  (1 Credit 109)
We will review the history of pesticide application for industrial right of ways and what has led to an increase of resistance with our herbicide tools.  We will uncover instances of what one may consider resistance that is actually poor herbicide control from various weaknesses in application methodology.  Finally we will discuss methods to mitigate resistance and how a sound management program can deliver successful control.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 6
Ice Melt/Slicer Effects on Turfgrass and Landscape– Randy Goings
How do deicing agents effect both turfgrass and landscapes in both sort and long term. Are there negative effects on soils and plants, and specifically certain plants. We will also discuss the effects of deicing agents on paved surfaces.


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