Costs

Most seminars are $25 each


Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, January 31

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday, February 1

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Location

Ontario Convention Center

2000 E. Convention Center Way

Ontario, CA 91764



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Abiotic or Biotic? How To Determine The Type Of Disorder Affecting Your Plant

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 2:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, January 31
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

This seminar will focus on the strategies for diagnosing abiotic and/or biotic problems with plants, using a logical, investigative, problem-solving approach to determine diagnosis. From that diagnosis, we will approach a course of action for solving the problem. You can’t fix what you don’t know.


Alternatives To Lawns To Reduce Pesticide Use

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 10 -11:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 31
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

In any planting scheme, inputs versus outputs are the keys to maintenance and profitability. Many planting schemes demand more than they provide. Clients are asking for alternatives to turf, and this comprehensive seminar will address those options.


Good Bug/Bad Bug: A Review Of The Good Bugs And The Bad Bugs

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 31
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

We will have a look at the bugs that are currently munching their way through California. We will also talk about the bugs (biological controls) that are munching their way through the bugs that are munching their way through California. How many do you know?


How To Read, Understand And Follow A Pesticide Label

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, January 31
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

The label is the law. How many of us actually read the label on a pesticide container, especially the fine print? You are responsible as the holder of a pesticide license for your actions whether you have read the label or not. This seminar will key in on what each section of the labels means.


Mastering Pesticide Worker Safety Laws And General Safety Requirements

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 7:30-9 a.m., Thursday, February 1
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

Name the 10 most-fined violations by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Many of these violations concern worker safety. Not only can you be fined by DPR, but putting workers in jeopardy can trigger a visit from OSHA, and if the employee is injured, affect your Workers Compensation insurance policy.


New Products In The Marketplace & Testing

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: Noon - 1 p.m., Thursday, February 1
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

This seminar is about some of the new products in the marketplace that affect your pesticide practices. Individual vendors will showcase their products, and at the end of this seminar you will be tested on how much you learned.


Pesticide Formulations

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 9-10 a.m., Thursday, February 1
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

When do I use an LF or a G or P or RTU or an A or a WP or SC, F, or L? What do these letters mean and what are the advantages and disadvantages of these formulations? What types of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) does each of them require? What makes up a formulation? All these questions will be answered in this seminar.


Pesticide Product Review And Testing

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: Noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 31
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

This seminar is about some of the new products in the marketplace that affect your pesticide practices. Individual vendors will showcase their products, and at the end of this seminar you will be tested on how much you learned.


Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Update: What’s Eating My Trees?

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 9 -10 a.m. , Wednesday, January 31
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

This is a destructive little beast, and it has a wide species count of what it will attack. It is not their eating that is the destructive piece of this puzzle, but what the eater leaves behind that is doing the damage. This insect is a farmer and this seminar will focus on PSHB and what you can do to protect your trees.


Reducing Chemical Use Through Integrated Pest Management

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 1
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

Strategies for reducing pesticide use is the goal of Integrated Pest Management. We will look at proven methods of managing a pesticide program without reaching for the formulated chemical. You don’t need a bazooka to kill a fly. Granted, it is more fun, but then you have to clean up your mess.


The Soil Food Web

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 1
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

The Soil Food Web is a relationship to plants, organisms, fungi, bacteria, invertebrates, arthropods, worms, and any other organism that is around our plants and in our soil. Learn how to use this to provide a healthy environment for your plants that reduces pesticide use by understanding what each of these systems do in the soil.


Weeds: Plants Seemingly Without Virtue

PRESENTER: Frank Niccoli, Niccoli Horticulture
TIME: 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, February 1
TRACK: Pesticides
CEUs: 1.5 DPR [pending]
FEE: $25

To some, weeds are a virtuous plant. They contain substances that can be used for our benefit. This seminar will look at a few plants that seemingly do not have worth. They provide erosion control, soil building, organic matter, and many other benefits that we should understand.

 

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