Program

Conference Schedule
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
3:00 – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Setup (First come; first serve) Brazos Center Main
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
7:00 – 5:00 pm Exhibitor’s Setup Brazos Center Main
7:00 – 7:45 am Friends of the Chair meet with Chair & Extension Main Rm
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration Open
7:45 – 8:00 am Welcome, Overview and Friends of the Chair
8:00 – 5:00 pm 8 Hour Technician Training Course – Don Renchie Rm 102
  8:00 – 9:00 am Why “IPM” has Failed to Eliminate German Cockroach Infestations: A Case for Assessment-Based Pest Management (APM) – Dini Miller (Pest) Main Rm
9:00 –10:00 am TDA Applicator Updates – Allison Cuellar (Gen. L&R or AG L&R) Main Rm
10:00 –10:15 am Break in Exhibitor Area (beverages provided) Exhibitor Area
10:15 – 5:00 pm ACE Training – Bob Davis (1 Pest, 1 Termite, 1 Gen. IPM, 1 Gen. Other) Rm 108
10:15 – 11:15 am Operating Safely While Performing Services – Bob Davis (Gen. Safety)

 

Main Rm
11:15 -12:15 pm Turfgrass Weed Management Becky Grubbs (Weed or Ag Gen. Pesticide Factors) Main Rm
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Hot TopicsEd Vargo & Robert Puckett (Pest) Main Rm
2:00 – 3:00 pm What is gene drive and can it be used to control urban pests?

Ed Vargo (Gen. IPM or AG IPM)

Main Rm
3:00 – 3:15 pm Exhibitors’ Forum – Robert Puckett
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break in Exhibitor Area (beverages provided) Exhibitor Area
3:30 – 4:30 pm Multi-year studies on termite treatments – Phillip Shults (Termite) Main Rm
4:30 – 6:30 pm Tour of the Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology FacilityLed by
Ed Vargo, Robert Puckett, Phillip Shults, Madeleine Chura & Graduate Students (Pest)   Rollins Facility, 2556 F&B Road, College Station, TX 77843-2143
Rollins Urban & Structural Ento Facility
Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 am Registration Open (Migas Buffet Breakfast)
8:00 – 12:00 pm ACE Training and Testing (continued from previous day) – Bob Davis
(Gen. Other, Pest, Termite, Gen. IPM)
Rm 108
8:00 – 9:00 am Basic Skill for Diagnosing Landscape Disease Problems – Kevin Ong (L&O) Main Rm
9:00 – 10:00 am Panel of Experts – Ed Vargo & Robert Puckett, moderator (Gen. Other) Main Rm
10:00 – 10:30 am Exhibitor Forum – Led by Robert Puckett Main Rm
10:30 – 10:45 am Break in Exhibitor Area (beverages provided) Exhibitor Area
**CONCURRENT SESSIONS – Pick your time and topic**
10:45 – 11:45 am Home to Herd: Opportunities for expanded pest control Cassie Krecji (Pest) Main Rm
10:45 – 11:45 am Inspector’s Procedures During Complaint Investigations – Brad Tullis (Gen L&R) Middle Rm
10:45 -11:45 am Structural Fumigation: what’s new? – Alan Brown (SF) Rm 102
11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Stored Products Pests – Molly Keck (Pest) Main Rm
 1:00 – 2:00 pm Landscape & Ornamental Pests – Wizzie Brown (L&O or Ag Gen. Pest Features) Middle Rm
1:00 – 2:00 pm §  Subterranean Termite Foraging and Tunneling Behavior in Texas – Mark Janowiecki

§  Investigations of Subterranean Termite Immune Defenses – Carlos Aguero (Termite)

Rm 102
2:00 – 2:15 pm Transfer Break
2:15 – 3:15 pm The Curious Life of the Pest Insect…and How to End It – Robert Puckett (Pest) Main Rm
2:15 – 3:15 pm Lawn & Ornamentals: Common problems keeping them green & healthy!  – Raj Saran (Weed) Middle Rm
2:15 – 3:15 pm §  Off with my Head – learning how to work with a minute parasitoid – Joanie King

§  Opportunities for termite invasions: Introductions of non-native termites to the USA based on port of entry data – Alex Blumenfeld (Pest)

Rm 102
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break in Exhibitor Area (beverages provided)
3:30 – 4:30 pm Rodent Management: How to Deal with a Diabolical Foe – Janet Hurley (Pest) Main Rm
3:30 – 4:30 pm Mosquito Biology and Management – Sonja Swiger (Pest or Ag Gen. IPM) Middle Rm
3:30 – 4:30 pm SPCS Commodity Fumigation 2020 – David Saunders (CF or AG Pesticide Factors) Rm 102
**NOTE: Exhibitors must stay through Thursday’s last session**
Friday, January 10, 2020
Pick ONE hands on training and demonstration (Class Limit to first 30 people):
 8:00 –12:00 pm Pest Ant Identification and Management Workshop – Ed Vargo and Robert Puckett (2 Pest, 1 IPM, 1 L&O) 3240 F and B Rd, College Station, TX, Lot 126 Hildebrand Equine Complex
 8:00 –12:00 pm Bed Bug Workshop – Alan Brown (1 IPM, 1 L&R, 2 Pest)
3240 F and B Rd, College Station, TX 77843 – Parking Lot 126
Hildebrand Equine Complex
 8:00 –12:00 pm Hands on Fumigation – David Saunders (4 SF)

Rollins Facility, 2556 F&B Road, College Station, TX 77843-2143

Rollins Urban & Structural Entomology Facility

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