Schedule of Events



Wednesday, November 16


7:00 AM
Registration Open


8:00 AM
Seminars

Crazy Plant Cool; The Plant Journey Continues - Nicholas Staddon
Irrigation Flow Sensing and Management - Doug Callison
Managing Gophers and Ground Squirrels - Niamh Quinn
Weed Management - Pawel Orlinski


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open


10:00 AM
Seminars

Bloom your Business with Native Plants: How Design Trends and Drought are Driving Customers  - Ann-Marie Benz
Electric Equipment at USC - Eric Diaz
Heat, drought, and pest resistant landscape trees for Southern CA - Janet Hartin
How to Reestablish Native Grass During Water Restrictions - Jim Baird
Safety While Aloft - Jose Mercado
The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Rockstar Teams - Mark Bradley


10:00 AM
Mini Project Demonstration

Subterranean Irrigation - By Responsive Drip Irrigation


10:30 AM
Electric Equipment Demonstration

By Milwaukee Power Tool Company


10:30 AM
Electric Equipment Demonstration

By B & M Lawn and Garden


12:00 PM
Seminars

Aerial Rescue - Jose Mercado
Backflow Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair - Richard Daigle
Commercial Irrigation Communication, Tools, and Gadgets - Mark Pedicone
Creating Pollinator Gardens - Mike Garcia
Panel Discussion - Dealing with the Drought
Roots - Susan Sims


1:30 PM
Electric Equipment Demonstration

By Milwaukee Power Tool Company


2:00 PM
Seminars

The Art of Living Walls - Greg Wallace
Common Tree Pests, Observing, Identifying and Management - Kevin Sims
Healthy soil with compost to conserve water & plant heartiness - Dan Noble
Hydro Troubleshooting - Craig Borland
Subterranean Irrigation / How Landscapes Can Save Our Cities - Janice Gould
Topping Trees: Understanding this destructive cultural phenomenon - Brandon Scott Elrod
Tying the Pool and Landscape Lighting Together - Steven R Allen


Casino Reception at The Sheraton Park Hotel
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM



Thursday, November 17


7:00 AM
Registration Open


8:00 AM
Seminars

Field Wiring Diagnosis - Craig Borland
Pest Control: The Safe, Honest, and Legal Use of Pesticides - Geoff Gretchenson
Plant Growth Regulators for Drought / Chlorosis / Root Growth & More - Dawn Fluharty
Soil Moisture: Top factor for the survival of newly planted trees - Wei Zhang


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open


10:00 AM
Seminars

Backflow Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair - Richard Daigle
Greywater - Joseph Gallegos
Managing Landscapes During Heat Waves - Donald Merhaut
Safety While Aloft - Jose Mercado
Secrets every contractor oughta know about the hardscape business - Frank Gandora
Soil and Organic Materials - Gisele Schoniger
Tree Health from the Ground Up - Dawn Fluharty


10:00 AM
Mini Project Demonstration

Subterranean Irrigation - By Responsive Drip Irrigation


10:15 AM
Electric Equipment Demonstration

By Milwaukee Power Tool Company


11:00 AM
Electric Equipment Demonstration

By B & M Lawn and Garden


12:00 PM
Seminars

Aerial Rescue - Jose Mercado
Construction Contracts - Milene Apanian
Electric Equipment Panel Green Zone Cert - Dan Mabe
Irvine Co / Landscape Best Practices for Drought - Adam Carr
Landscape Lighting Composition & Recommended Practices - Kathryn Toth
Looking to Install the Best Performing and Healthiest Landscape - Kathy Kellogg-Johnson
Trees as Major Design Features: How to experience the greatest success in your design - Brandon Scott Elrod


12:30 PM
Electric Equipment Demonstration

By Milwaukee Power Tool Company


1:30 PM
Seminars

Firescaping: Creating Fire Protected Properties - Douglas Kent
Compost Benefits and Uses - Marcus Coulombe
Outdoor Living / Fire Features - Ted Drechsel
Contractor and Design - Michael Bernier
Getting Paid - Milene Apanian
Irrigation techniques for CA native plants - Tim Becker
Management of Tree Pests in SoCal - Beatriz E Nobua Behrmann


Move Out Begins
3:00 PM






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