Schedule of Events
Thursday, February 14, 2019

7:00 am–4:30 pm   Registration and Tabletop Exhibits
7:30 am–8:15 am
  Spotted Lanternfly, the Next Landscape Invader
Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D.—University of Maryland
8:15 am–9:00 am
  You Can’t Judge a Bush by Its Color—Look Beyond What You See, Using Advanced IPM Strategies
Heather Zindash—The Soulful Gardener
9:00 am–9:45 am
  Leaf Spot Diseases in Turfgrass: The Case for Improved Varieties
Rich Buckley, Ph.D.—Rutgers University
9:45 am–10:00 am   Break
10:00 am–11:00 am
  Beating the Beast—How to Push Back on Diseases and Insects in the Landscape
Stanton Gill—University of Maryland Extension
David Clement, Ph.D.—University of Maryland Extension
11:00 am–11:45 am
  Right of Way Applications
Chuck Schuster—University of Maryland Extension
11:45 am–12:30 pm
12:30 pm–1:15 pm
  Plants I Love to Hate
Rich Buckley, Ph.D.—Rutgers University
1:15 pm–2:00 pm   Understanding Soil Needs and Staying Within the Regulations When Raising Turf
Chuck Schuster—University of Maryland
2:00 pm–2:15 pm   Break
2:15 pm–3:00 pm   Update on Fertilizer Applicator Requirements
Judy McGowan—Maryland Department of Agriculture, Nutrient Management Program
3:00 pm–3:45 pm   Aquatics—Water Quality
Kelly Billing—Aquatic Plant Specialist
3:45 pm–4:30 pm   Pesticide Regulations Update for 2019
Maryland Department of Agriculture
District of Columbia Department of the Environment