2020 Technical Seminar – Registration Information for Non-Members


Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
(Snow date: Thursday, January 16, 2020)
366 Main St. (Rt. 20), Sturbridge, MA

Learn & Earn Credits :

Please join us for the 2020 MALCP Winter Lawn Care Conference (WLCC). We have requested 5 pesticide credits. In addition to the Technical Seminar, you’ll be able to meet with a variety of exhibitors showing their products and services. This is a great opportunity for everyone in the Lawn Care and Green Industries, such as: Lawn Care Professionals, Sports Turf Managers, Golf Course Personnel, Landscapers, and Municipal/Institutional Groundskeepers, to meet and interact. We look forward to seeing you.

Technical Seminar:

MALCP Non-Member –  $100.00 pp for first 2 attendees, $90.00 per person for each additional attendee from the same facility.

Walk-In Registration is available (Cash or Check ONLY) Please Note: On-site lunch is not available for walk-in registrants.

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Agenda for the Technical Seminar


7:00 to 8:00 — Attendee Check-In / Registration – Continental Breakfast – Exhibitor Area

8:00 to 8:20 — Welcome

8:20 to 9:20 “Technical Basics of Pesticides and Pesticide Enforcement” with Fred Oakes & Mike McClean
Basic Pesticide 101 focusing on how products are registered, label reading and understanding, and best
management practices.

9:20 to 9:45 — Coffee with the Vendors, Exhibitor Area

9:45 to 10:45 “Managing High Traffic Turf- A Sustainable Approach to the Rehabilitation of the National Mall” with Michael Stachowicz
The National Mall is host to 36 million visitors a year leading to significant strain on the environmental systems that make up the Mall. The National Park Service, over the past decade, has used a multi-prong approach to rehabilitate the Mall which included reconstruction, agronomy programs, and event management. It is through these three areas of effort that the Mall has been able to withstand these people and pest pressures on the turf and shrubs. This
the presentation will introduce these concepts of sustainability that are employed for the preservation of the National Mall.

Highlighted will be the weed management program with descriptions of construction techniques to minimize weeds, event, and people management to minimize weed seed infiltration, the overseeding program to combat weed infiltration, increased mowing frequency to develop thicker grass to prevent weed establishment and low impact pesticide spray program to combat crabgrass on the Mall.

10:45 to 11:45 “Glyphosate: A regulatory perspective” with Hotze Wiinja
This presentation will provide an overview of registration history and use of glyphosate, environmental fate and toxicity, ecological and human health risk assessments, and recent regulatory reviews and updates.

11:45 to 12:50 — On your own or On-Site Buffet (Pre-registration required) – Vendor Exhibition Area

12:30 – Dessert with the Vendors – FREE Raffle (LESCO stainless steel spreader)

12:50 to 2:00 “Effectively Communicating About the Science of Pesticides” with Bob Mann
You can’t escape them. They’re everywhere you look. On social media, television, radio, newspapers – anti-pesticide ads, large cash settlements, signs stating no research on pesticides, etc. But are any of these true?

Being able to effectively communicate with your customers and the general public about the benefits and risks of pesticides is part of your job as a business owner, applicator, salesperson or support staff. What are the current issues in the pesticide world and how can you craft messaging that resonates and tells the truth about your stewardship of the environment?

2:00 to 2:45 — Dispensing of Credits