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Monday, May 2, 2016 – Registration Only
3:30-7:00pm Pre-Conference Registration Open, Sponsor Display Set-Up [Palm, Ibis/Egret, and Pre-Function Area]
 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – First Day of Courses
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 SAFE PESTICIDE HANDLING
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN
Moderator Lyn Gettys, University of Florida/IFAS
7:50-8:00am Welcome and Opening Remarks – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
8:00-8:50am Pesticide Label Interpretation – Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
8:50-9:40am Designing Your Preplan – Fred Whitford, Purdue University
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 2 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 PESTICIDE SAFETY Special
Session
AQUATIC PLANT ID 1
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN SANDPIPER
Moderator Fred Fishel, UF/IFAS Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS & Dan Thayer, USGS
1:00-1:50pm Considering Different Tank Materials for Your Sprayer System – Fred Whitford,
Purdue University
1:00-2:40pm Aquatic ID: Aquatic Plant Identification
1:50-2:40pm Labeling and Toxicity of Herbicides – Presenter TBA
2:40-3:00pm Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 4 AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Special
Session
NATURAL AREAS PLANT ID 1
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN SANDPIPER
Moderator Bill Haller, UF/IFAS Mike Bodle, SFWMD
3:00-3:50pm Modes of Action and Resistance to Aquatic Herbicides – Greg MacDonald, UF/IFAS 3:00-4:40pm Natural Areas ID: Wetland and Natural Areas Plant Identification
3:50-4:15pm Biology and Control of Ludwigia sp. – Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
4:15-4:40pm Professionalism and Certified Applicators – Carlton Layne
5:00-7:00pm Industry Social and Welcome Reception [Breezes Terrace]
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
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 BIOCONTROL IN AQUATIC SYSTEMS Session 5B CORE Training Part 1
(Exam Prep)
Special
Session
CALIBRATION & MATH A
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Rodrigo Diaz, LSU Jane Morse, UF/IFAS Bill Haller, UF/IFAS
8:00-8:50am Basics of Aquatic Biocontrol – Rodrigo Diaz, LSU 8:00-9:40am CORE Training Part 1
(Exam Prep)
8:00-9:40am Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review
8:50-9:15am Waterhyacinth Biocontrol – Carey Minteer, USDA
9:15-9:40am Biocontrol of Giant Salvinia – Rodrigo Diaz, LSU
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 6A BIOCONTROL IN NATURAL AREAS Session 6B CORE Training Part 2
(Exam Prep)
Special
Session
AQUATIC PLANT ID 2
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Ellen Lake, USDA Jane Morse, UF/IFAS Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
10:00-10:25am Biocontrol of Lygodium – Ellen Lake, USDA 10:00-11:40am CORE Training Part 2
(Exam Prep)
10:00-11:40am Aquatic ID: Aquatic Plant Identification

(Same class as
Aquatic Plant ID 1)
10:25-10:50am Biocontrol of Brazilian Pepper and Chinese Tallow – Greg Wheeler, USDA
10:50-11:15am Biocontrol of Air Potato – Chris Kerr, FDACS
11:15-11:40am Biocontrol of Downy Rosemyrtle & Melaleuca – Melissa Smith, USDA
11:40am-1:00pm Lunch Break – On Your Own
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS EXAM PREPARATION SESSIONS SPECIAL SESSIONS - Repeats
Session 7A RIGHT-OF-WAY AND NATURAL AREAS WEED CONTROL Session 7B AQUATIC TRAINING
(Exam Prep)
Special
Session
NATURAL AREAS PLANT ID 2
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS Susan Haddock, UF/IFAS Mike Bodle, SFWMD
1:00-1:25pm Control of Old World Climbing Fern – Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS 1:00-2:40pm Aquatic Pest Control Training
(Exam Prep)
1:00-2:40pm Natural Areas ID: Wetland and Natural Areas Plant Identification

(Same class as
Natural Areas Plant ID 1)
1:25-1:50pm Control of Japanese Climbing Fern – Kim Bohn, UF/IFAS
1:50-2:15pm Control of Cogongrass – Pat Minogue, UF/IFAS
2:15-2:40pm Weed Control in Right-of-Ways and Natural Areas – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS
2:40-3:00pm Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
Session 8A ALGAE AND POND MANAGEMENT Session 8B NATURAL AREAS TRAINING
(Exam Prep)
Special
Session
CALIBRATION & MATH B
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS Susan Haddock, UF/IFAS Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS
3:00-4:00pm Nuisance Algae Characterization and Management Options – West Bishop, SePRO Corporation 3:00-4:40pm Natural Areas Weed Management Training
(Exam Prep)
3:00-4:40pm Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review

(Same class as Calibration A)
4:00-4:40pm Pond Management – Chuck Cichra, 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
Special
Session
CALIBRATION & MATH C
space limited session
Special
Session
AQUATIC PLANT ID 3
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

(Same class as
Calibration A or B)
7:00-8:40pm Aquatic ID: Aquatic Plant Identification

(Same class as
Aquatic Plant ID 1 or 2)
 
Thursday, May 5, 2016
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 SPECIAL SESSIONS - Repeats
Session 9A AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Session 9B RIGHT-OF-WAY AND NATURAL AREAS WEED CONTROL Special
Session
CALIBRATION & MATH D
space limited session
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM SANDPIPER
Moderator Mike Netherland, UF/IFAS & USACE Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS Bill Haller, UF/IFAS
8:00-8:50am Surfactants and Aquatic Weed Control – Moe Finke, Crop Production Services 8:00-8:25am Identification and Control of Grasses – Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS 8:00-9:40am Calibration Training: Herbicide Application Equipment Training and Math Review

(Same class as
Calibration A, B, or C)
8:50-9:15am Grass Carp for Aquatic Weed Control – Mike Sowinski, FWC 8:25-9:15am Basal Bark Applications – Stephen Enloe, UF/IFAS
9:15-9:40am Crested Floatingheart – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS 9:15-9:40am Control of Lead Tree, Brazilian Pepper, and Australian Pine – Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS
9:40-10:00am Refreshment Break and Networking [Ibis/Egret and Pre-Function Area]
CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS
Session 10A AQUATIC WEED CONTROL Session 10B RIGHT-OF-WAY AND NATURAL AREAS WEED CONTROL
LOCATION GRAND FLORIDIAN COCOPLUM
Moderator Bill Haller, UF/IFAS Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
10:00-10:30am Applying Aquatic Herbicides – Bill Haller, UF/IFAS 10:00-10:25am Evaluating the Invasion Risk of Non-Native Plants in Florida's Natural Areas – Deah Lieurance, UF/IFAS
10:30-11:00am Environmental Fate of Aquatic Herbicides – Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS 10:25-10:50am New EDRR Species to Keep on Your Radar and a Reminder to Clean Your Equipment – Jessica Spencer, USACE
11:00-11:40am Aquatic Weed Control in Public Waters – Mike Netherland, UF/IFAS & USACE 10:50-11:15am Aerial Application of Right-of-Way and Natural Area Weeds – Pat Minogue, UF/IFAS
11:15-11:40am Biology and Control of Chinese Tallowtree – Heather VanHeuveln
11:40-11:45am Closing Remarks – Bill Haller, UF/IFAS 11:40-11:45am Closing Remarks – Lyn Gettys, UF/IFAS
1:15-4:30pm CORE and Category Testing – UF/IFAS and FDACS
[Grand Floridian]

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