Integrated Pest Management/Turf Maintenance Seminars

LM205: Grounds Maintenance Turf, Pruning and General Standards
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW):
Wrapping up the week- long program,day five day will go over the art of planting, pruning and turfgrass.
Items covered include:
*Planting Standards
*Site preparation
*Mulching and taking dormancy into consideration
*Spring and Fall cleanups

Weather permitting participants should bring their secateurs for outdoor hands-on pruning-learning.

Turf rounds out the day, including a Canadian Landscape Standards review, discussion on turf types, when to seed and when to sod, and cutting guidelines. This seminar is for new landscape employees and those with limited industry experience in the landscape maintenance field.

Participants should bring PPE (work gloves and boots, and eye protection) for possible outdoor hands-on learning.

Consider continuing with seminars Maintaining Turf on Treed Sites, Nematodes: The Undercover Heroes of Lawncare and Tree and Shrub Pruning: An Introduction

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Bruce Peart, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Friday March 6, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM010: Maintaining Turf on Treed Sites
Participants will examine cultural practices for maintaining strong healthy turf on treed sites, and review development of a balanced soil fertility program through proper soil analysis and application techniques. Time will also be spent examining the biological and cultural pest control techniques permitted for use under the current pesticide legislation.This seminar is ideal for lawn care and maintenance firms,parks departments or for those required to develop or implement turf management operations on sites with sunlight to significant tree coverage/shade areas.
Note:IPM-5.67 CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Steve Mann,SJM Arboricultural Consulting
Date: Wednesday March 18, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM014: New- Nematodes The Undercover Hero’s of the Lawncare
The seminar focuses on natural controls for various turf grass pests. Debunking the myth that natural controls are ineffective. With an in-depth explanation of nematodes, how they work, tips and tricks for getting the best possible results. Learning which nematode to use for which pest, can make a world of difference in results. This seminar is ideal for lawn care specialists that are hoping to go a little greener and cater to the next generation of home owners. Our clients are becoming more and more concerned with what they are applying to their yards, they want it to be safe, sustainable, and as natural as possible. Learn how to be ahead of the curve as this trend is only going to continue.
Note: IPM-2.83 CEC's awarded
Lunch not included

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: John Robertson, Natural Insect Control
Date: Friday March 20, 2020 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
LP056: New-Perennial ID: The Desired and the Uninvited
This seminar will demystify the identification of perennials and weeds in the landscape. Participants will learn how to differentiate between commonly grown perennials and common weeds using simple morphological characteristics. Participants will learn how to recognize common plant families, how to use simple dichotomous keys and learn which resources can be used to identify perennials and perennial weeds.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM012: New - IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS: BLIGHTS AND OVERSIGHTS
Do you wish that you were more effective at detecting, identifying and managing disease and abiotic disorders on outdoor woody ornamentals? Then this is the seminar for you! Come and learn about IPM and site management for plant health in an engaging environment that uses photos, videos and interactive problem solving games in a fun environment. This popular seminar will give you a much greater understanding and familiarity of Ontario woody plant diseases and abiotic issues, and a solid set of resources that will make you the “IPM Guru” in your company.
Note: IPM-5.67 CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Note: TM012 and TM013 can be taken independently. But participants looking for a more complete foundation in woody plant IPM should consider attending both seminars.

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 31, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM013: New- IPM FOR WOODY PLANTS: BUGS AND THUGS
Do you wish that you were more effective at detecting, identifying and managing insect and mite pests on outdoor woody ornamental's? Then this is the seminar for you! Come and learn about IPM in an engaging environment that uses photos, videos and interactive problem-solving games in a fun environment. This popular seminar will give you a much greater understanding and familiarity of Ontario woody plant pests and a solid set of resources that will make you the “IPM Guru” in your company.
Note: IPM-5.67 CEC's awarded
Note: ISA continuing education units (CEU's) available.

Note: TM012 and TM013 can be taken independently. But participants looking for a more complete foundation in woody plant IPM should consider attending both seminars.

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA
Date: Thursday April 2, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
TM011: Turf Management: Holistic Approach
Benefiting new employees and those with basic turf management experience, this seminar will discuss turfgrass biology and key physiological processes,such as photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. The instructor will discuss selecting appropriate turfgrass species; mowing and optimum mowing height; thatch and compaction management (e.g. coring, spiking, topdressing and dethatching) along with plant nutrition and irrigation management.
NOTE: IPM - 5.67 CECs awarded

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Derrick Hawley P.Ag.
Date: Wednesday April 8, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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