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Wednesday, December 7


Don’t Let this Happen to You

Topic discusses common issues with landscape and Turf & Ornamental as a result of improper applications.  Presentation weaves in application Best Practices and common sense procedure to avoid product use issues and deliver results to clients.

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Dr. Ben Hamza

Director of Technical Operations, TruGreen
Ben has been with TruGreen since February 1996 and over the last 20 years | has held several positions within TruGreen including Research Scientist and | Project Leader in Turfgrass Nutrition and Water Quality and most recently | Director of Technical Operations. | | Ben holds a Ph.D. in Crop & Soil Sciences from Michigan State University | with emphasis on Plant Nutrition and Stress Physiology. He’s currently a | member of the... Read More →

Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)


Management and Challenges of Maintaining the new St. Louis Arch Grounds

Michelle Pearce

National Park Service
Michelle Royer (Pearce) has worked for the National Park Service for 15 years. She began her NPS career in a student internship program while studying at St. Louis community College-Meramec and is currently the Grounds supervisor and Park Arborist. She is also part of a NPS group of Arborists called the AIR team (Arborist Incident Response) that travel to other parks to assist with technical tree work. She teaches chainsaw/sawyer safety... Read More →

Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)


Getting the Upper Hand on Lawn Weeds
This presentation will discuss cultural and chemical weed control for lawn care operators.

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Gregg Munshaw

Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky
Dr. Gregg Munshaw has been in the green industry for over 20 years. He currently serves as the turf extension specialist for the state of Kentucky.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)


Pesticides and Pollinators
In this presentation Raymond will provide an overview of what are the primary causes of bee decline in the USA. Then Raymond will discuss how pesticides, including insecticides (with a focus on systemics), miticides, fungicides, and herbicides directly and indirectly impact pollinators. Finally, Raymond will provide insights on how to avoid affecting pollinators with pesticides.  

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Dr. Raymond Cloyd

Professor/Extension Specialist, Kansas State University
Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd, State Extension Leader for Entomology, Professor and Extension Specialist in Horticultural Entomology/Plant Protection, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University.  | | Raymond has an extension (70%) and research (30%) appointment at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). His research and extension program involves pest management in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, turfgrass, conservatories... Read More →

Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)


Fertilization and Phosphorus Use

Phosphorus regulations are going to affect us all sooner then later. Learn what that means to you and your customers. We also discuss slow & quick release lawn fertilizers with pesticides. Best talk of the day guaranteed!


Glenn Kraemer

Owner, GR Robinson Seed & Service Co
Glenn is an independent seed, fertilizer and chemical distributor in the St. Louis area.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)