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Aquatic Weed Control Short Course

May 3-5, 2011
Coral Springs Marriott Hotel
Coral Springs, Florida

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Speaker Presentations

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 – Combined General Session All Day 
SESSION 1 – DEFINING THE PROBLEM (Moderator: Bill Haller) Florida ID # 12184
Opening Comments and Certification Requirements – Bill Haller, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
Why We Control Weeds in Aquatic, Natural and Right-of-Way Areas – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS
[Presentation]
Safe Handling of Pesticides - Never Forget Your Gloves! – Fred Whitford, Purdue University
SESSION 2 – THE LABEL IS THE LAW (Moderator: Fred Fishel) Florida ID # 12185
Pesticide Regulation and Licensing Requirements – Tamara James, FDACS   [Presentation]
Proper Pesticide Storage – Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
Why Applicators Must Know Their Herbicides –  Stacia Hetrick, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
The Label is the Law – Carlton Layne, USEPA (retired)   [Presentation]
SESSION 3 – TOXICITY OF PESTICIDES (Moderator: Fred Fishel) Florida ID # 12186
Effect of Water Quality on Herbicide Performance – Fred Whitford, Purdue University
Applicators and Pesticide Toxicity – Moire Creek, Valent USA   [Presentation]
SESSION 4 – CHARACTERISTICS OF HERBICIDES (Moderator: Brett Bultemeier) Florida ID # 12187
How Herbicides Work: Modes of Action (Why They Kill Plants and Not People) – Brett Bultemeier, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
Environmental Fate of Herbicides – Mike Netherland, USACE   [Presentation]
Professionalism and Certified Applicators – Carlton Layne, USEPA (retired)   [Presentation]

Tuesday Special Calibration Sessions -- Florida ID # 12188

Outdoor Calibration Session A: Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS
Outdoor Calibration Session B: Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – Concurrent Sessions All Day 
CONCURRENT SESSION 5a, Florida ID # 12189
CORE TRAINING PART 1 
(Moderator: Jane Morse)
CONCURRENT SESSION 5b, Florida ID # 12193
NON-CHEMICAL CONTROL
(Moderator – Jim Cuda)
Core Training Part 1 – Jane Morse, Pinellas County, UF/IFAS   [Presentation] Biocontrol of Hydrilla – Jim Cuda, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
Biology and Use of Grass Carp – John Cassani, Lee County Hyacinth Control District
Principles of Ultra Sonics for Weed Control – Kirk Whatley, Sonic Solutions, LLC
CONCURRENT SESSION 6a, Florida ID # 12190
CORE TRAINING PART 2
(Moderator: Jane Morse)
CONCURRENT SESSION 6b, Florida ID # 12194
BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF ALGAE
(Moderator – Bill Haller)
Core Training Part 2 – Jane Morse, Pinellas County, UF/IFAS Identification and Control of Algae – Ken Wagner, Water Resource Services   [Presentation]
Calibration Formulas, Questions, Answers and Problems – Richard Cromwell, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
CONCURRENT SESSION 7a, Florida ID # 12191
AQUATIC TRAINING
(Moderator – Jeff Hutchinson)
CONCURRENT SESSION 7b, Florida ID # 12195
RIGHT-OF-WAY TRAINING
(Moderator – Jay Ferrell)
Aquatic Pest Control Training – Jeff Hutchinson, UF/IFAS   [Presentation] Bareground Applications in ROW – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
New Herbicides and ROW – Mike Durham, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
Herbicide Resistance in ROW – Brett Bultemeier, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
CONCURRENT SESSION 8a, Florida ID # 12192
NATURAL AREAS TRAINING
(Moderator – Ken Langeland)
CONCURRENT SESSION 8b, Florida ID # 12196
PRECISION PESTICIDE APPLICATION
(Moderator – Brett Bultemeier)
Natural Areas Weed Management Training – Ken Langeland, UF/IFAS   [Presentation] GPS-Improved Herbicide Application – Bill Toothill, DeAngelo Brothers, Inc.
Electronic Monitoring of Herbicide Efficacy – Jeremy Slade, United Phosphorus Inc.
Calibration Training and Aquatic, Naturals Areas, and CORE Exam Review – Bill Haller, UF/IFAS
[Cocoplum Ballroom]

Wednesday Special Calibration Sessions -- Florida ID # 12188

Outdoor Calibration Session C: Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS

Wednesday Plant Identification Sessions

Natural Areas ID Session 1: Wetland and Natural Areas Plant Identification –  Jennifer Possley, Fairchild Tropical Gardens    [Presentation]   and Mike Bodle, SFWMD, Florida    [Presentation]
ID # 12197
Aquatic ID Session 1: Aquatic Plant Identification – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS, Florida ID # 12198   [Presentation]
Aquatic ID Session 2: Aquatic Plant Identification – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS, Florida ID # 12198   [Presentation]
Thursday, May 5, 2011 – Concurrent Sessions All Morning 
CONCURRENT SESSION 9a, Florida ID # 12199
NATURAL AREAS WEED CONTROL
(Moderator – Ken Langeland)
CONCURRENT SESSION 9b, Florida ID # 12201
AQUATIC PEST CONTROL
(Moderator: Mike Netherland)
Biomass Crops - New Weeds? – Ken Langeland, UF/IFAS   [Presentation] Florida's Public Aquatic Plant Management Program and How NPDES Permitting will Affect Private and Public Applicators – Jeff Schardt, FWC   [Presentation 1]    [Presentation 2]
Optimizing Herbicidal Weed Control –  Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
Control of Salt Cedar – Angie Huebner, USACE   [Presentation] Control of Submersed Aquatic Plants – Mike Netherland, USACE   [Presentation]
Mikania micrantha: Chinese Creeper – Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS   [Presentation] Developing New Aquatic Registrations – Bill Haller, UF/IFAS   [Presentation]
CONCURRENT SESSION 10a, Florida ID # 12200
AQUATIC PEST CONTROL
(Moderator: Brent Sellers)
CONCURRENT SESSION 10b, Florida ID # 12202
HERBICIDE LABEL UPDATES
(Moderator: Bill Haller)
Chemical, Cultural and Mechanical Control of Paragrass – Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Cascade and Teton – Cody Gray, United Phosphorus Inc. (Gold Sponsor)
New Product/Label Updates from Alligare – Brian Corbitt, Alligare Inc. (Silver Sponsor)
Biology of Florida Phragmites –  William Overholt, UF/IFAS   [Presentation] New Product/Label Updates from Applied Biochemists –  Harry Knight, Applied Biochemists, Inc. (Silver Sponsor)
New Aquatic Weeds –  Mike Bodle, SFWMD   [Presentation] New Product/Label Updates from DuPont –  TBA, DuPont (Silver Sponsor)   [Presentation] 
Two New Aquatic Herbicides –  Jim Petta, Valent USA   [Presentation] New from Syngenta- REFUGE –  Melissa Barron, Syngenta Professional Products
(Silver Sponsor) 
Factors Affecting the Release of Aquatic Herbicides from Granular Formulations –  Brett Bultemeier, UF/IFAS
Concluding Remarks – Bill Haller, UF/IFAS
CORE and Category Testing – Jane Morse, Mary Beth Henry and Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS and FDACS

Thursday Special Calibration Sessions -- Florida ID # 12188

Outdoor Calibration Session D – Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS
Outdoor Calibration Session E – Herbicide Application Equipment Training – Richard Cromwell and Vernon Vandiver, UF/IFAS

Thursday Plant Identification Sessions

Aquatic ID Session 3: Aquatic Plant Identification –Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS, Florida ID # 12198   [Presentation]
Natural Areas ID Session 2 – Wetland and Natural Areas Plant Identification –Jennifer Possley, Fairchild Tropical Gardens    [Presentation]   and Mike Bodle, SFWMD, Florida    [Presentation]
ID # 12197

 

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