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October 27-30, 2020

Statewide

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Pre-Short Course Session

New Dates!

October 27-30, 2020

Statewide

Program Agenda

New Update: Live FDACS Q&A Sessions!

Shawanna Henderson and Sharon Jones from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) have generously offered to be available for LIVE Q&A sessions during the morning break on Wednesday and the afternoon break on Thursday. Have questions about licensing renewals, CEUs, or anything else FDACS-related? Bring your questions and get answers from the people who know!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Pre-Short Course Session: Identifying Common and Uncommon Aquatic and Wetland Plants in Florida
1:00pm-2:40pm Course in Session
Break (20 minutes)
3:00pm-4:40pm Course in Session
4:40pm Session Concludes

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Session 1 (FDACS #28795) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic, Natural Areas, Right-of-Way*
7:50am-8:00am Opening Remarks, Certification Requirements Lyn Gettys
8:00am-8:45am IPM in Aquatic, Natural Areas and Rights of Way Lyn Gettys
8:45am-9:30am Deterrents to Protecting Trailers and Pesticides Fred Whitford
9:30am-9:40am Session Q&A Speakers
Break *PLUS live Q & A session with FDACS* (40 minutes)
Session 2 (FDACS #28798) Approved for 2 CEUs in 482/487 Core
10:20am-10:50am Driving Across Railroad Crossings–Stop, Watch, Listen, Stay Alive Fred Whitford
10:50am-11:10am Yikes, Not Another Talk on Gloves! Fred Whitford
11:10am-11:50am The Label is the Law but it isn't the Only Sheriff in Town: How to Read and Use a Label Brett Bultemeier
11:50am-12:00pm Session Q&A Speakers
Lunch (90 minutes)
Session 3 (FDACS #28799) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic**
1:30pm-1:55pm Aquatic Weed Control FAQs Ben Sperry
1:55pm-2:20pm What to Look for in Water Quality When Managing and Learning About Ecosystem-Specific Algal Blooms Sam Sardes
2:20pm-3:00pm Kill the Weeds, Not the Fish Chuck Cichra
3:00pm-3:10pm Session Q&A Speakers
Break (40 minutes)
Session 4 (FDACS #28808) Approved for 2 CEUs in Natural Areas, Right-of-Way*
3:50pm-4:13pm Natural Area Weed Management on Large Landscapes: Lessons Learned from SFWMD LeRoy Rodgers
4:13pm-4:35pm Terrestrial Grasses: Identification and Management Candice Prince
4:35pm-4:58pm Identification and Biology of Iinvasive and Native Vines in Florida Leah Aidif
4:58pm-5:20pm Biology and Management of Shrubby False Buttonweed (Spermacoce verticillata) Brent Sellers
5:20pm-5:30pm Session Q&A Speakers
End of Sessions

* also approved for 2 CEUs in PVT, AGR, AGT, DR, FOR, OT, LL, LLO, CLO
** also approved for 2 CEUs in PVT, DR

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Session 5 (FDACS #28797) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic,Natural Areas, Right-of-Way*
8:00am-9:40am Label Updates from Short Course sponsors Multiple
Break (40 minutes)
Session 6 (FDACS #28878) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic**
10:20am-10:42am Biological Control: The Basics Kristen Bowers
10:42am-11:05am Hydrilla IPM: A Proven Concept Jim Cuda
11:05am-11:28am Flea Beetles and the Nationwide Fight Against Alligatorweed Chelsea Bohaty
11:28am-11:50am Biocontrol of Waterhyacinth in South Florida  Ashley Goode
11:50am-12:00pm Session Q&A Speakers
Lunch (90 minutes)
Session 7 (FDACS #28802) Approved for 2 CEUs in Natural Areas, Right-of-Way*
1:30pm-1:53pm Invasive Australian Trees in the Florida Landscape: Biological Control of Melaleuca and Earleaf Acacia Melissa Smith
1:53pm-2:15pm Biological Control of Lygodium microphyllum: Agent Establishment, Impacts, and Future Developments Aaron David
2:15pm-2:38pm Air Potato Biological Control Success Story Ken Gioeli
2:38pm-3:00pm Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree Carey Minteer
3:00pm-3:10pm Session Q&A Speakers
Break *PLUS live Q & A session with FDACS* (40 minutes)
Session 8 (FDACS #28804) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic**
3:50pm-4:15pm Why Herbicides Fail Jay Ferrell
4:15pm-4:40pm Using Triploid Grass Carp as a Bioncontrol Mike Sowinksi
4:40pm-5:05pm Aquatic Herbicides in Lake Sediments Bill Haller
5:05pm-5:20pm WOTUS and SCOTUS: What They Mean to Aquatic Plant Managers Carlton Layne
5:20pm-5:30pm Session Q&A Speakers
End of Sessions

* also approved for 2 CEUs in PVT, AGR, AGT, DR, FOR, OT, LL, LLO, CLO
** also approved for 2 CEUs in PVT, DR

Friday, October 30, 2020

Session 9 (FDACS #28807) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic**
8:00am-8:23am Calibrating Hydrilla Mechanical Harvest Operations Performance on Lake Tohopekaliga James Leary
8:23am-8:45am "Peroxides" for Cyanobacteria and Algae Management Tom Warmuth
8:45am-9:08am Reducing Herbicide Use in Martin County STAs Andrew Luering
9:08am-9:30am Stormwater Ponds: Abundant Habitat for Invasive Plants Basil Iannone
9:30am-9:40am Session Q&A Speakers
Break (40 minutes)
Session 10 (FDACS #28809) Approved for 2 CEUs in Aquatic**
10:20am-10:43am Update of USACE Aquatic Plant Management on Lake Okeechobee Ian Markovich, Skippy Fair
10:43am-11:05am Aquatic Weed Control Programs in North Carolina: Regulatory Concerns and New Invaders Bridget Lassiter
11:05am-11:28am Aquatic Weed Updates: SFWMD Francois LaRoche
11:28am-11:50am Plant Wars: Rise of the Resources Brett Bultemeier
11:50am-12:00pm Session Q&A Speakers
12:00pm-12:05pm Closing Remarks Lyn Gettys
End of Short Course

* also approved for 2 CEUs in PVT, AGR, AGT, DR, FOR, OT, LL, LLO, CLO
** also approved for 2 CEUs in PVT, DR

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