Right-of-Way & Aquatic Pesticide Applicator Conference

 October 16-18, 2007

Edgewater Beach Resort l Panama City Beach, Florida

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Who Should Attend?

You will benefit by attending this program if you:

• Need CEUs for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and 
  Texas licenses. (Approved for up to 12 CEUs.)

• Need Pesticide Applicator CEUs for categories such as:
    -General Standards (CORE)
    -Natural Areas

• Conduct weed control in canals, lakes, water retention ponds, golf
   course ponds, rivers, parks, highway rights-of-ways, transmission lines.

• Are employed by a public agency or private company which is responsible for vegetation management along right-of-
   ways and in natural areas.

• Are an employee of a basic manufacturer or a distributor that markets aquatic or vegetation management herbicides.

• Use biological control techniques to suppress aquatic weed growth.

• Establish and maintain wetland mitigation areas.

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NOTE: This training is for continuing education units only. No certification testing will be offered at this training. For questions about this policy, please contact Jhanna C. Gilbert at jhanna@ufl.edu. For more information about local certification tests visit your county’s IFAS Extension Office.

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Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be earned by attending this course. A representative from the Florida Pesticide Certification Office will be available to answer questions regarding CEUs and Florida licensing requirements -or- contact the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Pesticide Certification Office at 850-488-3314.

NOTE: Requirements for awarding CEUs vary by state. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas license holders may not receive the same number of CEUs authorized by the State of Florida. Specific questions should be referred to your state Pesticide Certification Office. Applicators must present a Commercial, Public and/or Private Pesticide License and a social security number to have CEUs applied toward license renewal.

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Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Registration open, Sponsors set up displays


Early-bird Networking Social

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Registration open


Morning refreshments and Visit with Vendors


Welcome to the First West Florida/Southeast States Aquatic and Right of Way Herbicide Training -- Ken Langeland, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


Past, Present, and Future Role of Herbicides for Integrated Management of Roadside Weeds -- Barry Brecke, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, West Florida Research and Education Center


Past, Present, and Future Role of Herbicides for Integrated Management of Aquatic Weeds -- Bill Haller, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


Current and Future Role of Classical Biological Control for Integrated Management of Aquatic and Upland Invasive Plants -- Jim Cuda, UF, IFAS, Department of Entomology and Nematology


Importance of Turf Management in Roadside Weed Management -- Brian Unruh, UF, IFAS, Department of Environmental Horticulture, West Florida Research and Education Center


Morning Break and Visit With Vendors


Managing Aquatic Plants in Public Waters for Multiple Water Uses -- Jeff Schardt, Florida Department of Environmental Protection


Safe, Safer, and Safest Pesticide Storage and Transportation -- Fred Fishel, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department and Pesticide Information Office


Best Management Practices for Establishing Roadside Plantings of Native Wildflowers -- Jeff Norcini, UF, IFAS, Department of Environmental Horticulture, North Florida Research and Education Center


Maintaining Professionalism as a Certified Pesticide Applicator -- Carlton Layne, Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation


Box Lunch Provided


Submersed Aquatic Plant Control -- Bill Haller, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


Hydrilla Control in the Wakulla River Using an Endothall Drip System -- Jess VanDyke, Florida Department of Environmental Protection


Surfactant Selection and Use -- Brent Sellers, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Range Cattle Experiment Station


Weed Control in Water Retention/ Detention Ponds, Expectations and Reality -- Stew Metzler, Aquagenix


Herbicides and Application Methods for Weeds Associated with Guard Rails, Bridge Abutments, Signposts, Substations, and Industrial Sites -- Jay Ferrell, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department


Afternoon Break and Visit With Vendors


Immersed Plants on Pond Margins and Ditchbank Rights-of-Way -- Brett Bultemeier, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


Growth Regulators and Chemical Mowing -- Michelle Isenberg, BASF Corporation


Low Profile Herbicide Applications -- Bill Kline, Dow AgroSciences


Evening Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Registration Open


Morning Refreshments and Visit With Vendors


Tank Mixes for Multiple Brush Species -- Clyde Smith, Regional IPM Coordinator, UF, IFAS, Cooperative Extension Service


Herbicide Toxicity: Who Should You Believe? -- Joy Honegger, Monsanto Company, Ecological Toxicology


Cogon Grass -- Greg MacDonald, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department


Kudzu -- John Byrd, MSU, Department of Plant and Soil Science


Morning Break and Visit With Vendors


Floating Aquatic Plant Control -- Brett W. Bultemeier, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants


Problem Woody Plants and Vines on Roadways and Fence lines -- Jim Miller, U S Forest Service R&D


Selective Broadleaf Weed Management on Highway Rights of Way -- Jay Ferrell, UF, IFAS, Agronomy Department


Vegetation Management for Protection of Electrical Transmission Lines From Hurricane Wind Damage -- Clyde Smith, Regional IPM Coordinator, UF, IFAS, Cooperative Extension Service


Wrap-up and Adjourn, Ken Langeland

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Registration Information

The registration fee allows each attendee full participation in the educational program; morning, mid-day and afternoon refreshments; Wednesday’s boxed lunch; and the Wednesday evening welcome reception.

Early Reduced Registration Fee
(By July 31, 2007)
Regular Registration Fee
(By September 17, 2007)
Late Registration Fee
(After September 17, 2007)

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notice of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences and Institutes on or before Monday, September 17, 2007. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be honored for cancellations after Monday, September 17, 2007.

Special Needs: Special needs (such as visual, hearing or walking impairments) of registered attendees can be reasonably accommodated if they contact the Office of Conferences & Institutes at least 10 working days prior to the training. We can be reached by phone at 1-352-392-5930, by fax at 1-352-392-4044, or by email at jhanna@ufl.edu. If calling from within the State of Florida, the office can be reached through a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) at 1-800-955-8771.

Before clicking on the "Register Now" link below, we recommend that you have payment information on-hand, such as credit card, check number or purchase order number, if we are to invoice your institution.

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Meeting Site and Hotel AccommodationsMake Reservation by Monday, September 17, 2007  to receive the group rate!

11212 Front Beach Road
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Phone: 850-235-4044
Toll Free: 800-874-8686
Fax: 850-233-7529
Website: www.edgewaterbeachresort.com

The Edgewater Beach Resort is offering three types of accommodations conveniently located near the conference center where the Pesticide Applicator Conference sessions will be held: 1 Bedroom Villas, 2 Bedroom Villas, and 3 Bedroom Villas. Participants will primarily be housed in 1 Bedroom Villas, however the larger Villas are available upon request for those traveling with multiple colleagues or family. The majority of 1 Bedroom Villas contain one king-size bed, however some 1 Bedroom Villas have two double beds in the master bedroom. All Villa reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

1 Bedroom Villa-$79 per night 2 Bedroom Villa-$99 per night 3 Bedroom Villa-$139 per night
(All rates are subject to state and local taxes, currently at 10.6 % plus a 1% city tax..)

Drawings are not to scale

Note: As the room block fills, certain room/villa types may become unavailable. In the event you are unable to reserve a 1, 2, or 3 Bedroom Villa, please be aware that the Edgewater Beach Resort has extended a special group rate for Standard 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Gulf Front Condos. The nightly rates for these alternative accommodations are as follows:

1 Bedroom Gulf Front Condo: $109

2 Bedroom Gulf Front Condo: $139

3 Bedroom Gulf Front Condo: $179

(All rates are subject to local and state taxes, currently at 10.6% plus a 1% city tax.)

Amenities and provided services will be the same for Villa and Condo accommodations. For more information about the Gulf Front Condos click here.

Florida government participants: To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check or credit card and be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in). Note that persons receiving tax exempt status will be required to pay the 1% city tax.

All full-service 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Edgewater Beach Resort Villas include:

l Covered private patios and balconies

l A full kitchen with appliances-including coffee
   maker, microwave, dishwasher and full size

l Kitchen and dining facilities

l Dish towels and dishwasher soap

l Washer/dryer

l Ocean inspired shampoo and face/body soap

l Bathroom towels

l Cable televisions


l Sleeper sofa

l Bed linens and pillows for all beds including sleeper sofa

l Ironing board / iron

l Vacuum cleaner

l House cleaning service at check-out (daily service available)

l Multiple telephones with voicemail

l Alarm Clock

l Hair Dryer


Reservation Information:

  •  Reservations must be made by Monday, September 17, 2007 in order to receive this group rate. Please be aware the block of rooms may fill before the deadline, so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. After Monday, September 17, the discounted rate is not guaranteed on possible remaining rooms.

  • When making a reservation, be sure to state which Villa type you would like to reserve. (1,2, or 3 Bedroom)

  • To make a reservation, call the Edgewater Beach Resort’s reservations line toll free at
    (800)874-8686. Identify yourself as a Pesticide Applicator to receive the reduced rates.

Please note:

  • All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room and tax deposit. All cancellations must be made 7 days prior to arrival in order to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.

  • The hotel check-in time is 4:00pm and check out is 10:00am. Arrangements will be made to hold luggage for guests attending functions on the day of departure so that they may also check out by 10:00am.

  • This is a condominium property; all units are individually owned and maintained at the highest of standards. Each unit is equipped with a full kitchen including a washer and dryer. As such routine maid service is not provided. Extra towels will be provided for your room, however, should you require additional maid services there will be a $15 fee for limited service in all Villa types (1,2 and 3 Bedroom) and the following fees for full service cleanings:
        -$25 1 Bedroom Villa
        -$30 2 Bedroom Villa
        -$35 3 Bedroom Villa
    *Note:-Limited service is described as making beds, refreshing towels, and emptying the trash
    - Cleaning fees are based on a per-cleaning fee schedule for both limited and full service cleanings

  • For additional information about check-in policies, your room, and what is provided click here.

  • Edgewater Beach Resort is pleased to offer airport service pick up to and from the airport for $20.00 per person (including tax). Call 850-235-4044 to make arrangements.

  • For any additional questions please visit the Edgewater Beach Resort’s website and view their Frequently Asked Questions.

Click Here for driving directions to the Edgewater Beach Resort.

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Travel Information

ASA Delta Connection: 800-221-1212

Northwest Airlink: 800-225-2525

US Airways: 800-428-4322



Affordable Limousine Service

American Beach Taxi 

Checker Cab

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Your Taxi Service


Avis 850-769-1411
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National Car Rental 850-769-2383
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 850-763-5854

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Program Sponsors

The Southeast Herbicide Applicator Conference is made possible through the generous support from our sponsors. For information about the benefits of sponsorship and how your company can become a training sponsor, contact Dr. Ken Langeland.

Training Sponsors

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Area Information

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach is located in the Northwest region of Florida. Panama City Beach averages an elevation of 13 feet above sea level. Located 98 miles southwest of Tallahassee, Panama City Beach is a part of Bay County. Bay County boasts an average population of 150,000. About 7500 citizens reside in Panama City Beach.

Legendary worldwide for its beautiful beaches and subtropical climate, Panama City Beach is a natural draw for those seeking warmth and sunshine. Sugar white sands and emerald green waters provide a picturesque scene for vacationers to the Panama City Beach area. The soft sand is actually quartz crystals, which over time have been broken down, bleached, polished and deposited on the shoreline. This natural process has made Panama City Beach home to the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches."

Although the area is best known for its sugary, white sand beaches and the emerald green waters, you'll find plenty to do off the beach. Just a few of our family attractions in Panama City Beach include water and amusement parks, a zoo, marine park, racetrack, miniature golf courses and more.

With an average of 320 days of sunshine a year here, there's plenty of time to enjoy our beaches as well as the many other outdoor activities and entertainment venues that have made Panama City Beach a popular vacation escape for more than 40 years. Pleasant year-round temperatures (an average 78 degrees) make falling in love with the town especially easy.

Located at the east end of the city, St. Andrews State Park is the perfect place to familiarize yourself with all the outdoor activities available in Panama City Beach. As one of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in Florida, the 1,260-acre park has thick forests, sand dunes covered with sea oats, fresh and saltwater marshes, a lagoon swimming area, fishing jetties, hiking trails, 1.5 miles of beach and two campgrounds.

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Committee Members

Dr. Kenneth Langeland
University of Florida, IFAS
Agronomy Department
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Fred Fishel
University of Florida, IFAS
Agronomy Department
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Jay Ferrell
University of Florida, IFAS
Agronomy Department
Gainesville, FL

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For Further Information

Program Information

Dr. Jay Ferrell
University of Florida, IFAS

Agronomy Department
PO Box 110500,301 A Newell Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-0500

PHONE: 352-392-1811 Ext.209
FAX: 352-392-1840
Web Site: agronomy.ifas.ufl.edu

Meeting Information

Jhanna C. Gilbert
University of Florida, IFAS
Office of Conferences & Institutes
PO Box 110750; Bldg. 639, Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-0750
PHONE: 352-392-5930
FAX: 352-392-4044
EMAIL: jhanna@ufl.edu
Web Site: www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu

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