NSPMA Conference set for February

By |  January 3, 2018

Nebraska ConferenceThe 26th Annual Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference will take place at the Cornhusker-Marriott Hotel (333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508) on Feb. 13-14, 2018. This conference is a joint effort put forth by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Nebraska State Pest Control Association, with support and guidance from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Program highlights include:

  • Open laboratory of specimens and damage with Jim Kalisch and Robert Roselle from UNL Department of Entomology
  • Tuesday Luncheon
  • Exhibit Hall and Exhibitor’s Reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks
  • Initial Commercial Applicator Pesticide Testing in General Standards and Specific Category
  • Recertification for commercial pesticide applicators in up to three categories
    • 08 Structural/Health Pest Control
    • 08W Wood Destroying Organisms
    • 09 Public Health Pest Control or 11 Fumigation (Videos in each category will be on the evening of Feb. 13)

Some of the speakers this year include:

  • Dr. Matt Frye, Extension Educator, New York State IPM Program: “Rodentology and Pest Management” and “The Dirt on Filth Flies”
  • Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE, Director of Technical Training, Target Specialty Products: “Professionalism and Communication” and “Hybrid Training”
  • Dr. Karen Vail, Professor and Extension Entomologist, University of Tennessee: “Quick Inspections for Bed Bugs”
  • Dr. Tim Husen, Manager of Technical Services, Rollins: “Integrated Pest Management Today,” “Ant Control” and “Occasional Invaders”
  • Dr. Robert Davis, Technical Services, BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions: “WDO Inspections,” “Facts on Fleas” and “Spider Identification, Biology and Control”
  • Jim Kalisch, Entomologist and Diagnostician, UNL Department of Entomology: “Trends Throughout the Years”
  • Dr. Janet Kintz-Early, Entomologist, JAK Consultant Services: “Water Pests: Moisture and WDO” and “Federal Regulator Affairs”
  • Dr. Kristen van den Meiracker, Entomologist, JAK Consultant Services: “Biters: Pests That Make you Itch”
  • Janet Hurley, Extension Specialist, Texas A&M: “Pests in Sensitive Accounts”
  • Dr. Kacie Athey, Postdoc, University of Kentucky: “Insecticide Resistance in Bed Bugs”
  • John Fech, Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties: “Media Interview Tips and Tricks”
  • Kurt Goetzinger, Director, Omaha Advertising: “Using Social Media to Build Your Business”
  • Frannie Miller, PSEP and IPM Coordinator, Kansas State University: “Eyes on You: Someone is Always Watching”
  • Dr. Don Lewis, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University: “Carpenter Ants and Bees”
  • Jared Harris, Sales Representative, BASF Professional and Specialty Solutions: “What’s New in Construction”
  • Zach Morehead, Sales Representative, Dow AgroSciences: “Termite Baiting”
  • Carl Braun, Owner/Operator, Quality Pest Control: “NPMA Updates”
  • Clyde Ogg, Extension Educator, UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program: “Nebraska Recertification”
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