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Innovate Lawn Care Conference–Rockville
February 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This conference has been developed by the UMd Extension to help area turf managers comply with the Montgomery County Pesticide Law. Turf managers, business owners, and researchers will discuss ways of managing insect, weed, and disease problems with biological methods and cultural management. Experts from Ontario, who have operated under similar laws since 2009 will share expertise and how they adapted to change in their industry.
Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD, 20850, Building II, Ballroom
Don’t miss out! Pesticide re-certification credits will be provided. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Montgomery County Pesticide Law: Mary Travaglini, Montgomery County DEP
After the Ban in Ontario: Moving toward biologically-managed turfgrass : Michael Brownbridge
Weed Control in Turfgrass Without Standard Chemicals: Chuck Schuster, Retired, University of Maryland Extension, and Eric Wenger, Complete Lawn Care, Inc.
Operating a Company in Canada With Pesticide Restrictions: Justin Parsons, Lawn Life Natural Turf Products.
Controlling Insects in Turfgrass With Organic Controlsr: Kevin Mathias
A Business Owner/Operator’s Perspective of How He Adapted His Lawn Care Business in Light of the Ban: Kyle Tobin, LawnSavers
Diseases in Turfgrass: A biological approach: David Clement, University of Maryland Extension
How Does a Company Comply and Make Money in this New Environment?: Eric Wenger, Complete Lawn Care, Inc.