Pesticide Applicators - CEC Credits


The Continuing Education Credits CEC Track is designed to provide continuing education credits, applicable to maintaining certification and licenses. This CEC track is designed for Pesticide Applicators. Other CEC/CEU classes will be scheduled throughout the 2019 conference.

Workshop 2 - 8:00AM-12:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019  Irrigation
Managing an Irrigation Service Company, Craig Borland, Irrigation Association(IA CREDITS– 2 Credits)
Considering expanding into the high-growth, high-profit maintenance service business? This half-day class discusses the differences between managing installation and services, including crew economics, contracts and marketing, plus setting up service as a separate revenue center.

Workshop 5 - 8:00AM-12:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019- Landscape Technology
Turf & Weedy Grass ID – Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University (Category 206 – 2 credits)
Attendees will learn how to use botanical characteristics and both paper and online keys to identify common turf species and weedy grasses, using live samples. Approaches to management will be discussed, but the focus will be on proper identification of grasses and why it is important to develop this important skill.

Workshop 8 - 1:00PM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Irrigation
Electrical Troubleshooting– Craig Borland, Irrigation Association (IA CREDITS – 2 Credits)
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Workshop 10 - 1:00PM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Landscape Technology
Tree & Shrub ID– Alison O’Connor/Eric Hammond (Category 207 – 2 credits)
This class will focus on basic identification hints of woody landscape plants that are commonly found in the industry. Plant samples and photos from all season will be used in the learning process, along with hands-on identification of plant material. Specific information about potential insects, disease, and cultural needs will be discussed for all plants.

11:00AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Golf
Best Practices for Control of Anthracnose of Annual Bluegrass– Dr. James Hempfling, Golf Track (Category 206 – 1 Credit)
Anthracnose is destructive on weakened turf. Plant nutrient deficiencies, ultra-low mowing, and excessively wet or dry irrigation programs are all critical stress factors that greatly increase the risk for serious damage from anthracnose. As a result, best management practices (BMPs) for control of anthracnose of annual bluegrass include practices that address these plant health factors. This course will provide an overview of results from multi-state research projects conducted over the last 15 years to develop anthracnose BMPs, with an emphasis on the most recent findings.

11:00AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Pesticide Applicator Track
Bio Control and Tech– Dan Bean,  (Category 207 – 1 Credit)
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11:00AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Landscape Technology Track
Organic Turf Management:  Fertility and Pest Management– Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University (Category 206 – 1 credit)
This talk will describe research-proven benefits of using organic fertilization on lawns, and will present information on effective natural/organic pest management products that can be used to manage common Colorado turf pests.

1:00PM-2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Pesticide Applicator Track
Rangeland– Rick Roehm (Category 107 – 1 credit)
Talk will cover weed management in Rangeland and other non-crop situations.  Primary focus will be on weed identification, chemical and non-chemical control options, and grass re-establishment.  Matching Herbicides to specific weed conditions will be discussed as well as adjuvants.

1:00PM-2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Landscape Technology Track
Weed Management Update– Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University (Category 206 – 1 credit)
The most current and projected turf weed problems will be discussed, to include cultural and chemical management options. Information on new herbicides will also be covered.

2:00PM - 3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019- Landscape Technology Track
Update of Insect Developments Involving Ornamental Plants– Dr. Whitney Crenshaw (Category 207 – 1 Credit)
As new kinds of insects find their way into Colorado and the ever changing weather patterns put a twist on each season there is continual shifting mix of insects that show up on landscape plants. In this session we will review situations that have developed over the past two years.  This will include a wide variety of insects and insect-related issues including those that are often in the news – emerald ash borer, Japanese beetle – but also many others that are less well known but have recently emerged to produce problems in our urban forests.

2:00PM - 3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Irrigation
Aquatics– Brad & Travis Matoush, Underwater Recovery Specialist(Category 108 – 1 credit)
Aquatic weed and algae identification.  Treatment methods and proper chemical selection. 

3:00PM - 4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Pesticide Applicator
The Changing Landscape of Landscape Insect Pests in Colorado: A 35 Year ReviewDr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University (Category 207 – 1 Credit)
The past 35 years have seen tremendous changes in the types of insect pests affecting landscape plants in Colorado and the types of ways they have been managed.  Many new insects have come onto the scene, and many others have largely disappeared or dropped into the background in this time. During this period there have also been many extraordinary outbreaks, sometimes tied to weather, which can provide excellent examples of how insects may spread or how their natural controls work in their suppression.  Insect management practices have also changed enormously in this period, due to development of new products, changes in pesticide registrations, and, in one important case, due to development of insecticide resistance. This historical review will pull together these changes which tell a story that change is very much the norm for insect pest issues in this region.  

8:00AM - 9:00AM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Landscape
Best new Annual and Perrenial plants from the 2019 CSU trials- Update Plant Select for 2020 – Dr. Jim Klett, Colorado State University (Category 207 – 1 Credit)
Learn about the top performers from the 2019 Colorado State University Annual and Perennial Flower trials that you will definitely want to utilize in your landscape plans for 2020.  Also learn about the 2020 Plant Select Introductions and some of the top performers from years past that you need to plant.  

8:00AM - 1:00PM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 - Pesticide Applicator Track
Core Credits – Sandra McDonald, Mountain West PEST (LR1, LR2, PF, AS, PS, EP, UP)
  • Laws & Regulations – FIFRA as the Basis for State Pesticide Laws
  • Laws & Regulations – CDA Pesticide Violations – Top 10 List!
  • Pesticides & Their Families – pesticide Resistance Management
  • Applicator Safety – PPE Selection
  • Public Safety – Cancer “Risk” of Pesticides
  • Environmental Protections – Pesticide Disposal Issues
  • Use of Pesticides – Reasons to Read a Label

12:00PM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 12, 2019 -Golf Track
Bentgrass Susceptibility, Disease Forecasting, and fungicide timing effects on Dollar Spot– James Hempfling (Category 206 – 1 credit)
Fungicide programs for dollar spot control include calendar-based applications for preventative control, threshold-based applications for curative control or, less frequently, weather-based applications using disease predictive models. These three approaches will be discussed in terms of their economic and environmental costs as well as their risk for unacceptable disease control. Special attention will be paid to disease predictive models, due to recent advancements in 1) site-specific data acquisition and 2) reliable predictive models (e.g., Smith-Kerns model). Additionally, major advances in breeding for dollar spot resistance in creeping bentgrass have resulted in the release of several cultivars with improved tolerance to this disease. The speaker will discuss recent research demonstrating the potential for these cultivars to reduce the number or improve the efficacy of fungicide applications for dollar spot control, and how cultivar tolerance to dollar spot interacts with disease predictive modeling.


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