December 14, 2021
December 14, 2021
Professional Fertilizer & Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Class
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084
7:45-8:15 Registration & Welcome - Henry Holloway, The Mill
8:15 -8:45 MD Nutrient Management Updates – Judy McGowan, Nutrient Management, MDA/ John Vinson Class A Superintendent, Mill Turf Agronomist.
8:45-9:15 Turf Nutrient Overview - David Boniface, CCA Certified Crop Agronomist,
Understanding Soil Test Results, Application Rates & High Efficiency Fertilizer, Equipment Calibration.
9:15-10:00 Proper pH and Conditioning of the Soil – Murray Wingate, Solucal USA,
Soil pH and Nutrient Utilization, Effects of Lime Processing on pH levels, Products to Improve Plant Health and Affect Rapid In-Season pH Change to Increase Nutrient Efficiency.
10:15-11:00 Sustainable Practices – Ben Hushon, Agronomy Manager, CCA Certified Crop Agronomist, The Mill.
An Intro to 4R Principles and IPM, Current Supply Chain and Market Conditions with Fertilizer and Pesticides.
11:00-11:30 Chemical Safety – Andrew Kness, Harford County Cooperative Extension
Safe Handling and Storage of Turf and Ornamental Chemical Products
11:30-12:00 Fall Armyworm Update- Rob McCoy National Manager Holganix
The Pest, The Problem, and Best Control Practices Once Identified.
12:30-1:00 Pesticide Updates – Kelly Love, MDA / Andrew Kness
1:00-1:30 Using New Technologies with Fertilizer and Pesticides– Rob McCoy National Manager Holganix
Increased Sustainability Utilizing Low-Rate Pesticides and Microbials for Reducing Nutrient and Chemical Loss to the Environment.
1:30-2:30 Turf Weed Identification and Control Post-Emergent- Brian Hoff, Turf Specialist, WinField United/ Rob Brown, Manager, Lebanon Turf
Pre and Post Emergent Control Products for Annual and Perennial Weeds in Turf and Landscape.
2:30-3:15 Turf Diseases– David Boniface, The Mill / John Vinson, The Mill
Identifying & Managing Diseases, Best Management Practices to Prevent and Mitigate Major Turf Diseases.
3:15-3:45 Glyphosate Update and Alternatives – Howard Vlieger, Contact Organics
New Alternatives to Glyphosate in the Landscape for Those Who Are Pesticide Sensitive.
2021 Turf Recertification Class
Judy McGowan – MD Department of Agriculture
Kelly Love – MD Department of Agriculture
Andrew Kness – Harford County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Maryland
David Boniface – Agronomist & Turf Specialist, The Mill
John Vinson – Regional Turf Specialist, The Mill
Murray Wingate – Director of Sales at Solu-Cal USA
Rob McCoy - Global Sales Manager, Holganix
Howard Vlieger - Contact Organics USA
Brian Hoff - Business Manager, WinField United
Robert Brown – Product & Sales Manager, Lebanon Turf
Ben Hushon, Partner since 2003, The Mill
The Mill’s Turf Recertification Class – 12/14/2021
Attendees are approved by PDA and MDA to receive credits for the following:
MD Fertilizer / NM Credits:
3 credits for Nutrient Management for MD fertilizer applicators.
MD Pest Control Categories (8 Credits Approved) for the following categories:
PA Pesticide Credits:
PC - Private Category
06 - Ornamental and Shade Trees
07 - Lawn and Turf
18 - Demonstration and Research
23 - Park / School Pest Control
The morning session will provide nutrient management credits for MD applicators. If pesticide credits are not needed, participants may leave after the 11:00 session. You are welcome to stay for lunch and then leave. For pesticide credits, you will need to attend from 11:00 to 4:00. Coffee, donuts, and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, we just request an RSVP by 12/10 to provide adequate seating and food. Please provide your applicator license numbers when registering. We will submit all paperwork to MDA and PDA following the class so that you will be assigned your points.
The Mill of Black Horse
M-F 7:30am - 6pm
4551 Norrisville Rd,
White Hall, MD, 21161