2021 SC Green

Conference & Tradeshow Information

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Registration: 7:15 – 8:15am
Trade Show: 7:15am – 4:00pm
Educational Conference: 8:15am-4:00pm
(Trade Show entry and Lunch are included in your registration fee)

Track One:

Plant Growth Regulators
Lynn Griffith, Jr., Tropical Plant and Soil Expert
Strategies for using Plant Growth Regulators in both nurseries and landscapes will be covered. The different products, label limitations, timing, duration, and plant side effects will be discussed as well as Plant Growth Regulator do’s and don’ts and spray tank mix options.

Neonicotinoid Alternatives for Greenhouse & Nursery Production
Dr. Carlos Bogran, OHP, Inc.
This presentation summarizes current chemical and biological tools that may be used instead of Neonicotinoid insecticides for insect pest management in greenhouse and nurseries. Although neonicotinoids are proven safe and effective, many growers are discontinuing their use and need alternatives that provide comparable spectrum of control and residual activity.

Ten Tips for Water Savings in Irrigation Systems
Bobby Jackson, The Toro Company
This presentation will center around simple and often overlooked ways to save water in existing and newly designed landscape irrigation systems as well as how to reduce water waste on a property. Benefits include an overall healthier landscape and lower water bills. The principles covered can be applied to nearly all irrigation systems.

Landscape Business Consultation & Organizational Development
Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy, Envisor Consulting
The Envisor team has developed the “Green Dot Operating System,” a set of best practices, systems and processes that has been proven over years of research and implementation to deliver a great landscape product or service. Insight around building and operating a successful business unit or profit center will be shared as well as a better understanding of the building blocks of organizational success.

Harvesting & Relocation of Large Plant Materials
Jeff Covell, More Than Trees
This presentation will cover root pruning, harvesting and after care of large plant materials. How to move large plant material safely will be also be discussed. Utilizing air pruning, specific root drenches and other specialized tools to promote health and vigor in trees will be covered.

*Attending all of Track One’s presentations will qualify for (2) South Carolina Category 3 Pesticide credits, (2) North Carolina Pesticide credits in categories N, O, L, D and X, (2) ISA Arborist credits, and (1) North Carolina Irrigation credit.

Track Two:

Diseases of Ornamental Plants and Their Management
Lynn Griffith, Jr., Tropical Plant and Soil Expert
This class will discuss fungal, bacterial and viral diseases of ornamental plants, including common host plants, modes of distribution, weather factors, seasonality, symptoms, and alternative hosts. Integrated Pest Management, scouting, cultural and chemical controls including organic options will be also be covered.

Identification and Management of Invasive Insects and Plants
Dr. Dave Coyle, Clemson University
This class will discuss what traits make a pest invasive and how they arrive and establish in the U.S. Identification and management of common invasive insects, pathogens, and plants in South Carolina landscapes and appropriate and effective chemical and cultural management methods will also be covered. Significant invasive species in the U.S. that have not yet reached our state will be identified.

Harvesting & Relocation of Large Plant Materials
Jeff Covell, More Than Trees
This presentation will cover root pruning, harvesting and after care of large plant materials. How to move large plant material safely will be also be discussed. Utilizing air pruning, specific root drenches and other specialized tools to promote health and vigor in trees will be covered.

Lighting Codes, Guidelines and Techniques
Jason Shanabarger, Unique Lighting Solutions
This class will discuss National Electric Codes, Dark sky ordinances, and give guidance on how to lay out a lighting system utilizing different techniques. The importance of kelvin temperature and color and how they can enhance the lighting portraits will also be demonstrated.

Landscape Business Consultation & Organizational Development
Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy, Envisor Consulting
The Envisor team has developed the “Green Dot Operating System,” a set of best practices, systems and processes that has been proven over years of research and implementation to deliver a great landscape product or service. Insight around building and operating a successful business unit or profit center will be shared as well as a better understanding of the building blocks of organizational success.

*Attending all of Track Two’s presentations will qualify for (2) South Carolina Category 3 Pesticide credits, (2) North Carolina Pesticide credits in categories N, O, L, D and X, (3) ISA Arborist credits, and (1) Landscape Architect credit.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Registration: 7:30 – 8:30am
SC Green Annual Business Meeting: 8:00 – 8:30am
Trade Show: 7:30am – 2:00pm
Educational Conference: 8:30am – 1:00pm
(Trade Show entry is included in your registration fee)

Identification and Management of Invasive Insects and Plants
Dr. Dave Coyle, Clemson University
This class will discuss what traits make a pest invasive and how they arrive and establish in the U.S. Identification and management of common invasive insects, pathogens, and plants in South Carolina landscapes and appropriate and effective chemical and cultural management methods will also be covered. Significant invasive species in the U.S. that have not yet reached our state will be identified.

Scale Insect Management in Ornamental Crops
Dr. Carlos Bogran, OHP, Inc.
This presentation summarizes basic biology, classification and field identification of scale insect pests of woody ornamental plants. The use of selective insecticides that conserve scale natural enemies is emphasized. This information is critical in the design and implementation of sustainable pest management strategies.

Irrigation Troubleshooting Basics
Bobby Jackson, The Toro Company
A broad approach to diagnosing and repairing common issues in landscape irrigation systems will be presented. Methods, equipment and basic irrigation terminology will also be discussed.

*Attending all of Friday’s presentations will earn (2) South Carolina Category 3 Pesticide credits, (2) North Carolina Pesticide credits in categories N, O, L, D and X, (2) ISA Arborist credits and (1) North Carolina Irrigation credit.

**Please note one of Friday’s presentations is also offered in Thursday’s Track Two. If you attend both of these tracks, you will only receive one pesticide or ISA credit for this class.