Set you and your team apart from the competition by avoiding common poor practices in irrigation maintenance, plant selection, pruning, and chemical application.
Donald will provide real-world examples of poor practices and provide an opportunity for the audience to engage in methods of corrective or preventive action needed to rectify the issue. Many practitioners of our trade engage in these poor practices. Set yourself ahead by knowing what standards are essential in exhibiting excellence in the field. Join Donald Bottger, Director of Venue Operations, at the San Diego Convention Center as he details examples of what not to do when maintaining and installing landscapes.
1. Understand correct irrigation maintenance
2. Enhance your understanding of pruning and plant selection
3. Understand correct chemical application methods
Donald is the Director of Venue Operations at the San Diego Convention Center, where he leads the Cleaning, Building and Grounds Divisions. Donald has over 30 years of experience managing Engineering and Facilities Departments at the Convention Center as well as a Tribal Casino and a local Urban Retail Shopping Mall. Donald is a Certified Grounds Manager, Certified Arborist and a long-term holder of a pesticide applicator license in the State of California. The US Department of Labor has authorized Donald as an OSHA outreach trainer. Donald is the Past President and current Treasurer of the Professional Grounds Management Society. Donald is also a past board member of the GIE Expo, which is the largest Horticultural Expo in the United States.