Program

PROPOSED PROGRAM

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibitor Setup  (First come; first serve)    Brazos Center Main

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

7:00 – 5:00 pm Exhibitor’s Setup Brazos Center Main
7:00 – 7:45 am Friends of the Chair meet with Chair & Extension – Ed Vargo and Robert Puckett Main Rm
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration Open
8:00 – 5:00 pm 8 Hour Technician Training Course – Don Renchie Rm 102
7:45 – 8:00 am Welcome, Overview and Friends of the Chair Main Rm
8:00 – 9:00 am Important Innovations in Rodent IPM 2018-2019 – Bobby Corrigan (Pest) Main Rm
9:00 -10:00 am Structural Pest Control – Inspections and Compliance Tips Allison Cuellar (L&R) Main Rm
10:00 -10:15 am Break Exhibitor Area
10:15 – 5:00 pm ACE Training – Bob Davis and Mike Merchant (1 Pest, 1 Termite, 1 Gen. IPM, 1 Gen-other) Rm 108
10:15 -11:15 am Safety It’s Good Business – Phillip Shults (Gen. Safety) (also counts an AG Safety Factors CEU)
Main Rm
11:15 -12:15 pm Strategies for controlling weeds in the Texas Lawn – Ben Wherley (Weed) (also counts an AG Gen. Pest Features CEU)
Main Rm
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Hot Topics – Ed Vargo & Robert Puckett Main Rm
2:00 – 3:00 pm Modern Bed bugs in Sensitive Environments – Mike Merchant Main Rm
3:00 -3:15 pm Exhibitors’ Forum – Robert Puckett
3:15 -3:30 pm Break Exhibitor Area
3:30 – 4:30 pm Current Trends in Termite Biology and ManagementEd Vargo (Termite) Main Rm
4:30 – 6:30 pm Tour of the Rollins Urban & Structrural Entomology FacilityLed by Ed Vargo, Robert Puckett, Phillip Shults & Graduate Students (Pest) NOTE: There will be no vans and encourage you to please carpool. Rollins Urban Facility 2556 F&B Rd. College Station, TX

Thursday, January 17, 2019

7:00 – 9:00 am Registration Open (breakfast taco bar, coffee & juice provided)
7:00 – 7:45 am Breakfast with the PWIPM (Professional Women in Pest Management)
8:00 – 12:00 pm ACE Training and Testing (continued from previous day) – Bob Davis and Mike Merchant Rm 108
8:00 – 9:00 am Lawn and Ornamental Pests: Recognizing the Common Culprit – Erfan Vafaie (L&O) Main Rm
9:00 – 10:00 am Panel of Experts – Ed Vargo and Robert Puckett (Gen-Other) Main Rm
9:00 – 4:00 pm Insect Identification Workshop – The Ultimate Challenge –Urban Entomology Graduate Students (Pest) Rm 106
10:00 – 10:30 am Exhibitor Forum – Led by Robert Puckett Main Rm
10:30 – 10:45 am Break (beverages provided) Exhibitor Area
CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Pick your time and topic!
10:45 – 11:45 am Kissing Bugs the Vectors of Chagas Disease – Justin Bejcek (Pest) Main Rm
10:45 – 11:45 am Top Ten Common Mistakes All Pesticide Applicators Make – Janet Hurley (Gen Laws & Regs) Middle Rm
10:45 -11:45 am Structural Fumigation with ProFume and Vikane  – Bob Braun (SF) Rm 102
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Biting and Stinging Insects – Molly Keck (Pest) Main Rm
1:00 – 2:00 pm Perimeter Pests: An Integrated ApproachBob Davis (General IPM)
Middle Rm
1:00 – 2:00 pm Cleaning House and Staying Healthy: The Termite Way  Carlos Aguero and Mark Janowiecki (Termite) Rm 102
2:00 – 2:15 pm Transfer Break
2:15 – 3:15 pm The Curious Life of the Pest Ant…and How to End It Robert Puckett (Pest) Main Rm
2:15 – 3:15 pm Management and Control of Southern Turf Insects – Ross Eckstein (Weed) Middle Rm
2:15 – 3:15 pm Opportunities and Obstacles Using RNAi for Ant Control – Fabian List
Fire Ant Decapitating Flies as Biological Control Agents of Fire Ants –How Do They Do It? Joanie King (Pest)
Rm 102
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break (beverages provided)
3:30 – 4:30 pm Opportunities for Expanded Pest Control – Cassie Krejci (Pest) Main Rm
3:30 – 4:30 pm Wood Preservation – An Alternative to Pesticides to Protect Your HomeEd Freytag (WP) Middle Rm
3:30 – 4:30 pm Commodity FumigationDavid Saunders (CF) Rm 102
NOTE: Exhibitors must stay through Thursday’s last session

Friday, January 18, 2019

Pick one hands on training and demonstration (Class Limit to first 30 people):

8:00a -12:00 pm IPM for Commercial KitchensMike Merchant (1 IPM & 1 Pest & 1 Safety & 1 L&R) Covenant Presbyterian Church

220 Rock Prairie Rd., College Station, TX

8:00a -12:00 pm Hands on Fumigation – David Saunders & Ed Vargo (4 hour fumigation short course) Rollins Urban Facility, 2556 F&B Rd., College Station, TX 77843-2143
8:00a -12:00 pm Bed Bug WorkshopAlan Brown (1 IPM & 1 L&R, 2 Pest) Hildebrand Equine Facility, 3240 F&B Rd, College Station, TX 77843

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