Monday, May 7, 2018 – Registration Only
3:30-7:00pm Pre-Conference Registration Open, Sponsor Display Set-Up [Palm, Ibis/Egret, and Pre-Function Area]
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – First Day of Sessions
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open [Palm]
7:00-7:50am Morning Refreshments and Exhibits on Display [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS
Session 1
ID #24915
WEED CONTROL - DEFINING THE PROBLEM
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN
Moderator Lyn Gettys, University of Florida/IFAS
7:50-8:00am Opening Remarks and Certification Requirements – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
8:00-8:25am Hydrilla and Hyacinth - Florida's Worst Aquatic Weeds – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
8:25-8:50am The Trifecta of Trees - Pepper, Melaleuca and Australian Pine - Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
8:50-9:15am Using the IFAS Assessment to Evaluate Invasiveness - Deah Lieurance, UF/IFAS
9:15-9:40am The Sustained Effort to Discover, Develop, and Register a New Aquatic Herbicide - Mark Heilman, SePRO Corporation
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 2
ID #24916
PESTICIDE LABEL UPDATES
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN
Moderator Bill Haller, UF/IFAS
10:00-11:40am Label Updates from Industry Representatives
11:40am-1:00pm Lunch Break – On Your Own
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS SPECIAL SESSIONS - Repeats
Session 3
ID #24917
WEEDS IN NATURAL AREAS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS ID #24927 CALIBRATION & MATH ID #24925 AQUATIC PLANT ID
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Chris Marble, UF/IFAS Bill Haller, UF/IFAS Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
1:00-1:25pm Controlling Skunkvine with Herbicides – Chris Marble, UF/IFAS 1:00-
2:40pm
Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review
(Session is repeated multiple times)
1:00-
2:40pm
Aquatic ID: Aquatic Plant Identification
(Session is repeated two more times)
1:25-2:15pm Using UAV Technology for Invasive Plant Management - Adam Benjamin, UF/IFAS
2:15-2:40pm Integrated Management of Small-leaf Spiderwort – Chris Marble, UF/IFAS
2:40-3:00pm Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS SPECIAL SESSION- Repeats  
Session 4
ID #24918
PESTICIDE SAFETY ID #24927 CALIBRATION & MATH  
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS  
3:00-3:25pm Protect Yourself! – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS 3:00-
4:40pm
Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review

(Repeat Session)
No session is scheduled. The Plant ID room (Sandpiper) will be open to anyone intersted in viewing the plants.
3:25-3:50pm Understanding 5E-2.033 Organo-auxin Herbicides: Restrictions and Prohibitions - Dale Dubberly, FDACS
3:50-4:15pm Water: The Smallest Factor that Makes the Greatest Difference - Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS
4:15-4:40pm Professionalism and Certified Applicators – Carlton Layne, AERF
5:00-7:00pm Industry Social and Welcome Reception [Breezes Terrace]
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Open [Palm]
7:00-8:00am Morning Refreshments and Exhibits on Display [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS EXAM PREPARATION SESSIONS SPECIAL SESSIONS - Repeats
Session 5A
ID #24919
BIOCONTROL IN AQUATIC SYSTEMS Session 5B
ID #24928
CORE Training Part 1
(Exam Prep)
ID #24926 NATURAL AREAS PLANT ID
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Carey Minteer, UF/IFAS Jane Morse, UF/IFAS Kyle Thayer, UF/IFAS
8:00-8:25am Biological Control: Using Nature to Fight Against Invasives - Carey Minteer, UF/IFAS 8:00-9:40am CORE Training Part 1
(Exam Prep)
8:00-
9:40am
Natural Areas ID: Wetland and Natural Areas Plant Identification

(Session is Repeated Once)
8:25-8:50am Impact of Cricotopus lebetis on the Competitive Ability of Hydrilla verticillata - Eutychus Kariuki, UF/IFAS
8:50-9:15am Pistia Biocontrol: Where It's Been, Where It's Going - Allen Dray, USDA ARS IPRL
9:15-9:40am Biocontrol of Waterhyacinth in Florida -  Ashley Goode, USDA ARS IPRL
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 6A
ID #24920
BIOCONTROL IN NATURAL AREAS AND RIGHT- OF- WAYS Session 6B
ID #24929
CORE Training Part 2
(Exam Prep)
ID #24925 AQUATIC PLANT ID
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Ken Gioeli, UF/IFAS Jane Morse, UF/IFAS Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
10:00-10:25am Biological Control of Lygodium - Ellen Lake, USDA ARS IPRL 10:00-11:40am CORE Training Part 2
(Exam Prep)
10:00-11:40am Aquatic ID: Aquatic Plant Identification
(Repeat Session)
10:25-10:50am Biological Control of Brazilian Pepper - Dale Halbritter, USDA ARS IPRL
10:50-11:15am Air Potato Biological Control Extension Program: A Success Story - Ken Gioeli, UF/IFAS
11:15-11:40am The Last Melaleuca Insect and Emerging Promise for Acacia auriculiformis - Melissa Smith, USDA ARS IPRL
11:40am-1:00pm Lunch Break – On Your Own
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS EXAM PREPARATION SESSIONS SPECIAL SESSIONS - Repeats
Session 7A
ID #24921
GRASSES IN AQUATIC, NATURAL AREAS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS Session 7B
ID #24982
AQUATIC PEST CONTROL TRAINING (Exam Prep) ID #24927 CALIBRATION & MATH
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Greg MacDonald, UF/IFAS Susan Haddock, UF/IFAS Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS
1:00-1:25pm West Indian Marshgrass – Biology and Management - Kaitlyn Quincy, UF/IFAS 1:00-2:40pm Aquatic Pest Control Training (Exam Prep) 1:00-
2:40pm
Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review

(Repeat Session)
1:25-1:50pm Management Plans for Invasive Grasses - Samantha Yuan, FWC
1:50-2:15pm Conditions Affecting Herbicide Control of Grasses - Candice Prince, UF/IFAS
2:15-2:40pm Glyphosate, Imazapyr and ?? – Herbicides for Grass Control - Greg MacDonald, UF/IFAS
2:40-3:00pm Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 8A
ID #24922
AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Session 8B
ID #24932
NATURAL AREAS WEED MANAGEMENT TRAINING (Exam Prep) ID #24926 NATURAL AREAS PLANT ID
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS Susan Haddock, UF/IFAS Kyle Thayer, UF/IFAS
3:00-3:25pm Grass Carp for Aquatic Weed Control - Mike Sowinski, FWC 3:00-4:40pm Natural Areas Weed Management Training
(Exam Prep)
3:00-4:40pm Natural Areas ID: Wetland and Natural Areas Plant Identification

(Repeat Session)
3:25-4:15pm Factors Affecting Aquatic Weed Control Decisions - Bill Haller, UF/IFAS
4:15-4:40pm Field Identification of Algae - Dail Laughinghouse, UF/IFAS
Dinner on Own
EVENING SESSIONS
Exam Review: Take the Wednesday evening Calibration Session to review questions and address individual concerns about the math portion of the certification exams.

The evening Aquatic Plant ID session is offered to accommodate those unable to attend one of the earlier Aquatic Plant ID sessions.
SPECIAL SESSIONS - Repeats
ID #24927 CALIBRATION & MATH
space limited session
ID #24925 AQUATIC PLANT ID
space limited session
COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Bill Haller, UF/IFAS Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
7:00-8:40pm Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review Study Session (Repeat Session) 7:00-8:40pm

Aquatic ID: Aquatic Plant Identification

(Repeat Session)

 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:00am-Noon Registration Open [Palm]
7:00-8:00am Morning Refreshments and Exhibits on Display [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS
Session 9A
ID #24923
SECONDARY EFFECTS OF AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Session 9B
ID #24934
WEED CONTROL IN NATURAL AREAS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM
Moderator Bill Haller, UF/IFAS Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS
8:00-8:25am Impacts of Alternative Methods of Aquatic Weed Control - Bill Haller, UF/IFAS 8:00-8:25am Incision Point Application: Moving the Science of Girdling and Hack and Squirt Techniques Forward - Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
8:25-8:50am Sedimentation and Muck Accumulation - Mark Hoyer, UF/IFAS 8:25-8:50am Sorting out the Triclopyr Formulations - Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS
8:50-9:40am Kill the Weeds, Not the Fish - Chuck Cichra, UF/IFAS 8:50-9:15am The Use of Metsulfuron for Lygodium Control - Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
9:15-9:40am Promising New Herbicide Technologies for Lygodium microphyllum Control - Jonathan Glueckert, UF/IFAS
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS
Session 10A
ID #24924
AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Session 10B
ID #24935
WEED CONTROL IN NATURAL AREAS AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM
Moderator Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS
10:00-10:25am Weed Control in Canals - Amy Ferriter, CPS Timberland 10:00-10:25am Management of Troublesome or Invasive Palms
– Ellen Allen, SFWMD
10:25-10:50am Considerations for Weed Control in Mangroves - Christen Mason, SFWMD 10:25-10:50am Leadtree: Biology and Management - Jessica Spencer, USACE
10:50-11:15am Submersed Weed Control Trials in South Florida - Ian Markovich, UF/IFAS 10:50-11:15am Examining the Fit of Milestone and Method Herbicides for Invasive Plant Control in Florida Natural Areas - Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
11:15-11:40am Aquatic Weed Control in Wooded Wetlands - Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS 11:15-11:40am Post Application Monitoring of Herbicide Performance - Dexter Sowell, FNAI
11:40-11:45am Closing Remarks – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS 11:40-11:45am Closing Remarks – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS
1:15-4:30pm CORE and Category Testing – UF/IFAS and FDACS
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