Irrigation Seminars

LI026: Irrigation Boot Camp
This fast-paced two-day seminar is an overview for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or who have attended seminar LI003.

We will briefly review the main irrigation components that make up an automatic landscape irrigation system.

Topics covered include; sprays, rotors, impacts, pipe, wire, controllers, sensors, low volume drip emitters, landscape dripline, drip zone kits, dirty water valves, Weather and Cloud based ET controllers and sensors and wiring an irrigation system. Through hands-on learning, you will come away knowing how to build a professional system.

Note: To help establish your personal competence level, participants will get to write a one hour assessment at the end of day two.

Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Steve Hernandez, CIT, Eco Springs Irrigation
Dates: Wednesday February 16, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday February 17, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE009-A: New-Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Road Side Inspection
This seminar will provide the information that your company needs to stay compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Legislation in Ontario and effectively navigate the Provinces CVOR system.
The instructor will show you how to properly register the weight of your truck and go through all the requirements needed to avoid roadside enforcement action by police or Ministry of Transportation officers. Participants will be shown which class of trucks require a CVOR, Daily Inspections and Annual Safety Devices
After the break participants will take all the information from the morning and be shown the practical side with a live demonstration of the standard roadside inspection on an actual truck or truck and trailer combination. Other issues like mechanical defects, cargo securement, distracted driving and the CVSA Out of Service Criteria will also be covered

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Monday March 7, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE009-B: New-Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Road Side Inspection
This seminar will provide the information that your company needs to stay compliant with the Commercial Vehicle Legislation in Ontario and effectively navigate the Provinces CVOR system.
The instructor will show you how to properly register the weight of your truck and go through all the requirements needed to avoid roadside enforcement action by police or Ministry of Transportation officers. Participants will be shown which class of trucks require a CVOR, Daily Inspections and Annual Safety Devices
After the break participants will take all the information from the morning and be shown the practical side with a live demonstration of the standard roadside inspection on an actual truck or truck and trailer combination. Other issues like mechanical defects, cargo securement, distracted driving and the CVSA Out of Service Criteria will also be covered

LO member price: $106.00
Non-member price: $203.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative of Tri-Shield Consulting Inc.
Date: Wednesday March 9, 2022 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI003: Irrigation Systems...The ABC's
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system.
After attending this seminar, participants will know about spray sprinklers, rotor sprinklers, impact sprinklers,valves,pipe,wire, controllers (basic and ET water saving), rain sensors, plus various fitting methods for connecting pipes. Drip (low volume) components and their water-efficient uses.
This seminar is a good foundation for new employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 21, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices: Build a System
Learn the fundamentals of irrigation system installation. By day's end you will have helped construct a PVC rotor system, a poly pipe spray system, and a basic drip (low volume) irrigation station, all operated electrically from the controller that you will install with a rain sensor that you wire up and test.
This seminar is ideal for those inexperienced in irrigation field installation.

After attending participants will:
* Know how to approach irrigation installation and the steps to ensure a smooth installation as per industry standards.
* Have hands-on experience with PVC poly pipe and low volume dripline pipe and emitters.
* Have experience working with irrigation equipment, tools, products, and accessories to create a working system.

Note: Bring along your PVC and poly hand tools if you have them and dress for hands-on learning. PPE required: CSA-approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background in this area.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday March 22, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI006: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job.
Participants will learn:
* Hands-on how to cut and clamp poly pipe
* Proper method for PVC pipe priming and gluing
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* How to install PVC repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes.
* Teflon taping application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Proper method for wiring an irrigation system.
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning

Note: This seminar includes hands-on learning. PPE should be available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday March 23, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI007: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Through a scientific approach, participants will learn how to reduce irrigation system water use by more than 50 per cent, as well as how to create a site-specific station (zone) schedule based on investigating your sites landscape and weather.

Setup with irrigation controllers in the room, participants will work to find a controller that will accept the scheduling problem they have be confronted with. Participants will learn about basic scheduling of a controller (timer) and how to program the hands-on scheduling problems that occur many times throughout the day. Time will be spent discussing the types of controllers available and review features (special operational modes for some controllers) and changing out a controller. As well as which controller will best fit the irrigation requirements for the specific site you have in mind. Weather based ET and cloud controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on.

This seminar is aimed at those tasked with servicing irrigation systems, owners, supervisors, city staff and those wishing to reduce outdoor water waste.

NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.

Note: This seminar includes hands-on learning, participants should have PPE available - CSA approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites: seminar LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 24, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices: Build a System
Learn the fundamentals of irrigation system installation. By day's end you will have helped construct a PVC rotor system, a poly pipe spray system, and a basic drip (low volume) irrigation station, all operated electrically from the controller that you will install with a rain sensor that you wire up and test.
This seminar is ideal for those inexperienced in irrigation field installation.

After attending participants will:
* Know how to approach irrigation installation and the steps to ensure a smooth installation as per industry standards.
* Have hands-on experience with PVC poly pipe and low volume dripline pipe and emitters.
* Have experience working with irrigation equipment, tools, products, and accessories to create a working system.

Note: Bring along your PVC and poly hand tools if you have them and dress for hands-on learning. PPE required: CSA-approved footwear and eyewear.

Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background in this area.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday March 25, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI011: Bidding and Estimating: How to Run Profitable Irrigation Projects
Win the bid!
This seminar will help participants learn how to do material takeoffs, work out overhead costs, and steps required when submitting a price for residential and commercial work. Contracts, buying and selling terms will be discussed. Participants will check designs and do take-offs and pricing for basic residential and commercial project designs.
Leave knowing the difference between estimating and bidding projects, calculating expenses to make a profit, reading drawings and working out materials and labour. Participants are invited to bring along any projects they might need help pricing.

Participant will need: An engineer’s scale ruler, pen or pencil, note pad and calculator.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI015, LI005, LI009 or a good Irrigation background.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday March 28, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI026-B: Irrigation Boot Camp
This fast-paced two-day seminar is an overview for those with at least two seasons of irrigation experience or who have attended seminar LI003.

We will briefly review the main irrigation components that make up an automatic landscape irrigation system.

Topics covered include; sprays, rotors, impacts, pipe, wire, controllers, sensors, low volume drip emitters, landscape dripline, drip zone kits, dirty water valves, Weather and Cloud based ET controllers and sensors and wiring an irrigation system. Through hands-on learning, you will come away knowing how to build a professional system.

Note: To help establish your personal competence level, participants will get to write a one hour assessment at the end of day two.

Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots.

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Tuesday March 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday March 30, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI015: Irrigation Design: An Introduction
This hands-on introductory seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system.

Irrigation companies planning to offer or already offer new or retrofit irrigation system services along with park professionals, grounds maintenance, and those interested in irrigation design should consider attending. Learning the irrigation design fundamentals, how to create a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.

Participants will leave understanding how to go through the steps required to ensure a professionally designed water efficient irrigation system.

Each participant will need: An engineer’s scale ruler, pencil and calculator.

Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday March 31, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI023: Low Volume Drip Irrigation Design and Installation
It seems water is making the news all the time…and water providers are having distribution issues. Conventional spray and rotor irrigation systems can apply water efficiently when designed well. However, even a well designed and installed spray station wastes up to 40 per cent of the applied water. In other words, 40 gallons for every 100 gallons is wasted to wind drift, runoff, overwatering, and more.

Participants will learn what is involved in designing a low volume irrigation system or station along with basic irrigation design principles. Hands-on design work will discuss the incorporation of point-source emitter watering for sparse plantings, landscape drip line for subsurface and on-surface applications for watering mass plantings, deep root watering systems for trees and shrubs, plus more traditional microspray and micro bubbler watering methods.
Low Volume (drip) stations, can operate near 90 per cent efficiency. The water is applied to the plant’s root zone and some systems even provide water sub-surface with moisture sensors. An important topic not to be missed.

Note: Participants should bring a calculator, engineering scale ruler, pencil and notepad.


Recommended prerequisites: seminars LI003, LI007, LI015 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $138.00
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday April 1, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI010: Certified Irrigation Technician Prep Seminar (CIT)
This seminar will help prepare individuals wishing to take the Irrigation Association's CIT exam, though it is not a substitute for studying the reference material.

Workbook:Participants will need to purchase a workbook from irrigation.org, review prior and bring to the seminar.

What's covered: This two-day CIT prep seminar focuses on hands-on work,while preparing you for the written exam. Participants should be proficient irrigation installers or service staffers who wish to prepare for new responsibilities, projects or employment opportunities. Begin your path to certification as a professional irrigator today and reap the benefits.
The CIT program is based on a comprehensive job analysis that identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed as an irrigation technician.

Note:
Throughout the two days, you may be asked to complete hands-on work, so please dress accordingly, with PPE.
Exam: For those wishing to write their exam contact the Irrigation Association (IA) at least 30 days prior to the exam, irrigation.org.

Exam location: Visit irrigation.org and click on "Register for Exams" under the Certification menu

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CIC,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Monday April 4, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 5, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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