Thursday, February 9, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Speaker: Gary Eichen, Assistant Service Line Director, SavATree
CEUs: 4-MDA (3B or 6) Requested, 4-ISA Requested
Sponsored by: Banner Sales & Consulting
In this session attendees will learn about the growing list of pests that are affecting boxwoods. Why does it seem that this hardy and adaptable shrub has suddenly come under attack by a myriad of pests, with 2 relatively new ones joining in on the assault? You will learn about these pests, what to look for, how to identify the symptoms and how to treat for them. Finally, we will cover the PROPER cultural practices that are needed to keep the natural vigor that boxwoods have in place, to increase their ability to defend themselves.
** Attendance limited to first 50 participants to register! ** For more information or to register online, click here.
Mastering Foremanship: Green Industry Foreman Training - March 20
Monday, March 20, 2023 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
An ILCA Certified Workshop
Speaker: Professor Armando Actis, College of DuPage
Foremen have to walk a fine line in working side by side with employees while having to direct, motivate and critique them at the same time. They must deal with challenges, manage problematic behaviors, and require 100% accountability from their teams. They must also be able to effectively communicate with their bosses and superiors, and produce quality work that stays within budget and is completed on time and to the customer’s satisfaction. How the customer perceives the foreman and crew is fundamental to the success of a contractor’s business! We will cover peer management, problem solving, planning & scheduling for maximum quality and profit and communication for successful leadership. Please have your team leaders join us for a day dedicated to their development and success! Taught by an instructor with decades of experience working in the landscape industry, this workshop offers complete foremanship training.
Herbicide & Weed Identification Workshop - March 22
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 (8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
Speaker: Dr. Aaron Patton, Purdue University
CEUs: 4-MDA (3A or 6) Requested
This half day workshop is designed for beginners and for more experienced professionals who want more information on herbicide use principles and discussion of how to control common green industry weeds. This workshop offers training in weed identification, integrated weed management, selecting the right herbicides, enhancing weed control, and updates on the latest weed research findings. **Each registered attendee will also receive a copy of Purdue's 2022 Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals book** For more information or to register online, click here.