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Professional Fertilizer & Pesticide
Applicator Re-Certification Class  

December 17, 2019


8:15 -8:45























Nutrient Management Updates – Judy McGowan, Nutrient Management, MDA

Turf Nutrient Overview - David Boniface, Agronomist, The Mill
Understanding Soil Results, Application Amounts, & High Efficiency Fertilizer, Equipment Calibration

Ornamental Nutrient Overview – Cindy King, PCH, The Mill
Nutrient Needs and Application, Products – Types, When and How to Apply,
Safety Considerations for Plants, People, Pets and the Environment.



Sustainable Practices – Tim Hushon, Agronomist, The Mill
An Intro to 4R Principles and IPM

Chemical Safety – Andrew Kness, Harford County Cooperative Extension
Safe Handling and Storage of Turf and Ornamental Chemical Products

Spotted Lantern Fly Update and Herbicide 101– Heidi Warner, NuFarm
The Pest, the Problem, Best Control Practices and What the Quarantine Means.
Controlling Weeds in the Landscape Without Harming Ornamentals and Natural Resources.


Pesticide Updates – Russell Noratel, MDA

Proper Care with Pesticides in the Landscape – Cindy King, PCH, The Mill
Controlling Insects and Diseases in the Landscape, Chemical Considerations for
Healthy Plants When Cleaning Up Beds.

 Turf Weed Identification and Control - Patrick Bowers, PBI Gordon / Brian Hoff, WinField United
Pre and Post emergent control products for annual and perennial weeds

Turf Diseases and Pests Overview – David Boniface, The Mill
Identifying & Managing Diseases, Common Pests and Product Considerations for Control

Pond Problems – Joe Lynch, Sepro Corporation
Controlling Weeds and Algae in Ponds, When and How to Safely Use Products

RSVP to The Mill of Bel Air at 410-838-6111 by 12/13.

Speaker Biographies for The Mill's Professional Fertilizer & Pesticide Recertification Class 

David Boniface 
Agronomist & Turf Specialist, 20+ years, The Mill of Bel Air 
B.S. in Agronomy & Environmental Science, Delaware Valley College 
CCA (Certified Crop Advisor), NMS (Nutrient Management Specialist) 

Topic:  Fertilizer & Lime Recommendations, Importance and Interpretation of Soil Reports, Equipment Calibration for Granular and Liquid Chemicals.

Judy McGowen 
Urban Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Maryland Dept. of Ag. 

Topic:  Turf Nutrient Management Regulation Updates and Issues 

Tim Hushon 
Agronomist & 4R & Sustain Specialist, The Mill of Blackhorse 
B.S. Ag Business, Penn State University 

Topic:  Principles of 4R - Right Source (Product), Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place. Intro to IPM and resistance. 

Joe Lynch 
Technical Specialist,  Sepro Corporation
B.S., Delaware Valley College 
MBA, Delaware Valley College 

Topic:  Aquatic Weeds & Algae Control 

Heidi Warner 
Eastern US Ornamental Account Manager,  NuFarm 
B.S. in Plant & Soil Science, West Virginia  

Topic: Spotted Lantern Fly & Herbicide 101 in the Landscape 

Andrew Kness 
Harford County Extension Educator, University of MD Cooperative Extension 
B.S. Plant Science, University of Delaware 
M.S. Plant Pathology, University of Delaware 

Topic:  Safe Handling and Storage of Pesticides 

Patrick Bowers 
Territory Sales Manager @ PBI Gordan Corporation 
B.S. Virginia State University 

Topic:  Weed ID & Proper Herbicide to Control Annual & Perennial Weeds in Turf 

Cindy King 
18+ years Garden Center Manager, The Mill of Kingstown 
Certification in Ornamental Horticulture, Longwood Gardens Horticultural Program, Certified Professional Horticulturalist, Maryland Nursery, Landscape, Greenhouse Association, (MNLGA) Mmber Board of Directors and Education Committee (MNLGA), Member of the Upper Eastern Shore Beekeeping Assoc., Member of NABA, with specialty certifications in IPM and Pest Control, Herbaceous Perennials, Weed ID and Control, Composting, and Plant Identification. Private Applicators Certificate, MDA, Spotted Lantern Fly permit # PA-20190400089 Penn State Extension.  Her yard is a certified Wildlife Habitat through the DNR and a certified Butterfly Habitat through NABA.   

Topic: ID and Control of Pests and Diseases in the Ornamental Landscape 

Phone: 410-692-2200


M-F 7:30am - 6pm

Sat 7:30am-5pm


4551 Norrisville Rd,

White Hall, MD, 21161

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