- Author: Cheryl A. Wilen
Dear Certified Arborists, Landscape Contractors, Golf Course Superintendents, and Irrigation Specialists,
Just a reminder about registering for the 12/12/12 Turf and Landscape Institute to be conducted at the Etiwanda Gardens Conference Center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 12/12/12,by Dec. 5 for the pre-registration rate of only $85 (or $75 if 3 register online together at http://email@example.com.)
6.5 ISA CEUs and 6.0 Dept. of Pesticide Regulation PCA/QAL/QAC CEUs. IA and GCSAA accreditation have also been applied for.
This year’s Institute features three breakout sessions: Sustainable Landscapes (presented in English); Arboriculture (presented in English); and Irrigation Troubleshooting (presented in Spanish). A flyer is attached.
The Arboriculture Session features crucial pest management updates on the Ambrosia Beetle/Fusarium Complex (Dr. Timothy Paine, UC Riverside) and the Asian Citrus Psyllid (which impacts ornamental landscapes as well) presented by Dr. Matt Daugherty, also of UC Riverside. Other topics and speakers include Some Undeservedly Rare Trees for the Southern California Landscape (Don Hodel, UC Cooperative Extension); Why Some Trees Fail and Others Don’t (Ruben Green, Evergreen Arborists); Overview of Tree Appraisal (Ron Mantranga, Atlas Tree Service; Pruning Deciduous Fruit Trees in Commercial Landscapes (Chuck Ingels, UC Cooperative Extension); and Urban Forest Management Toolkit (Dave Rogers, Consultant).
The Sustainable Landscape session features a full morning devoted to how California water use legislation impacts you as a professional. University of California educators/researchers and Dept. of Water Resource representatives will discuss specific practices to help ensure that irrigated commercial and public landscapes remain healthy and comply with the new MAWA (Maximum Adjusted Water Allowance based on .7 ET Adjustment Factor) regulations. Univ. of CA demonstration projects at several sites throughout CA will be highlighted. The afternoon session covers Irrigation Water Quality Considerations in Turfgrass Plantings (Ali Harivandi, UC Cooperative Extension); Weed Control Update (Cheryl Wilen, UC Cooperative Extension) and School IPM (Phil Boise, Urban-Ag Ecology).
The Irrigation Troubleshooting session (presented in Spanish) features a full day on troubleshooting irrigation problems to improve plant health and water efficiency. Topics include Troubleshooting Valves and Electrical Circuits (Toni Monzon, Bilingual Training Institute) and Wires, Connections, and Valves (Jaime Bayona, Ewing Irrigation) followed by a Laws and Regs Update (Maria Zarate, San Bernardino County Agricultural Commissioner office).
Registrants may also attend (for no additional fee) a DPR ‘Water Quality Laws and Regs’ session from 7:00-8:00 AM and Update on Laws and Regs’ session from 4:00-5:00 PM. (2 DPR QAL/QAC/PCA hours applied for).
You may pay via credit card on a secure Univ. of CA server at http://cesanbernardino.ucdavis.edu. Click ‘Environmental Horticulture’ on the left side panel of the website. If paying by check or gov’t purchase order, simply complete and fax us the registration form attached to this email.
Questions? Please contact Janet Hartin at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or 951.313.2023.