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2019 Northeast Ohio Lawn Care Seminar
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When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30 AM
Where: OSU/OARDC, The Arden Shisler Center
1680 Madison Ave
Wooster, Ohio  44691
United States
Contact: Ohio Lawn Care Association

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Welcome to Wooster for OLCA’s 17th Annual Northeast Ohio Lawn Care Seminar.  This event is open to all lawn care industry professionals.  To allow for hands-on instruction and personal interaction, registration will be limited to the first 200 participants.  

Registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and instructional materials. (Lunch guaranteed only to pre-registered participants.)
Refunds will not be issued if event is cancelled due to weather. 

•$65 for the first pre-registrant 
•$55 for each additional pre-registrant from the same company 

•$100 per participant, pre-registration 

•$70 per OLCA Members
•$110 for Non-OLCA Members

If you are not currently a member and are interested in joining OLCAJoin or Renew to get started.


7:30 am – 8:00 am                  Registration

8:00 am                                    Welcome
                                                 Value for Your OLCA Membership
                                                 Grateful Embrace
                                                 OLCA President Joel Smith

8:15 am – 9:15 am                   Understanding Herbicide Modes-of-Action
                                                 Ken Hutto, Product Development Manager – Herbicides and Fungicides, FMC Specialty Solutions
                                                 (ODA Category Core; 1.0 hr.)

Station Rotations 9:20 am – 9:50 am; 9:55 am – 10:25 am; 10:30 am – 11:00 am and 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Station 1                                 Applicator Technology 
                                                Zane Raudenbush, Asst. Professor & Coordinator, Turfgrass Management            
                                                (ODA Category Core, 0.5 hr.)

Station 2                                 Herbicides and Phenology 
                                                Kyle Daniel, Department of Horticulture & Landscape, Purdue University                  
                                                (ODA Category Core, 0.5 hrs.)

Station 3                                 Weed ID for the Lawncare Professional 
                                                Dan Voltz, OSU/ATI (ODA Category 8, 0.5 hrs.)

Station 4                                 Supplier & Equipment Showcase
                                                Vendors will provide highlights of what’s new in the industry

11:30 am – 11:45 am              Lawn Care Technician Competition– you will receive a questionnaire comprised of questions from each       
                                                Station.  Those with the highest percentage of correct answers will receive a cash             
                                                prize!  Prizes are awarded to the 1
st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Ties will be determined              
                                                with by raffle.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm               LUNCH

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                Diagnosis and Treatment of Abiotic Disorders of Ornamentals
                                                Kyle Daniel, Department of Horticulture & Landscape, Purdue University        
                                                (ODA Category 6a, 1.0 hr.)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                  Protecting Pollinator Health
Denise Ellsworth, OSU Entomology /Extension (ODA CORE, 1.0 hr.)

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm                  BREAK/COMPETITION RESULTS/WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                  Mosquito Control Modes of Action 
                                                Amy Raudenbush, Field Crop Entomology, OSU (ODA Category 10d, 1.0 hr.)

If you are planning to take the Pesticide Applicators Licensing Test, you will need to schedule with the ODA by calling 800-282-1955 or
online at  Select Regulatory Programs, then Schedule an Exam.  You must bring a photo ID with you to the test. 
The test will be held in Frick Room at Shisler Center

The Seminar will be held at the OSU/OARDC Facility, The Arden Shisler Center at 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH. Please visit for directions.

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