As we begin our 55th year, SPS is still committed to constantly improving our techniques and staff by attending seminars & recertification programs. During the 2011-2012 winter season we have or will attend the following:
December 1, 2011 – Pest Management Training Session -presented by University of MD Extension service
Attendees: Ken Mays, Brian Haga, Damian Varga, Stephen Griner, Gary Wisniewski and Bruce Knott
Subjects: Pest Update, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Stink Bug update, 2011 Challenges, pond management, turf weeds and much more.
January 19, 2012 – 31st Annual MD Arborist Association Winter Seminar
Attendees: Damian Varga and Gary Wisniewski
Subjects: Management strategies for EAB, invasive species update, disease update and product handling.
February 1, 2012 – Green Industry Educational Seminar – Key Speaker, Kevin Mathias from University of Maryland
Attendees: Damian Varga, Stephen Griner, Alan Atkins, Mamadou Barry, Rich Beere, Mike Byers, Bruce Knott, Jack Muth, Ed Smith, Kevin Walker, Gary Wisniewski
Subject: Focus on Ornamental insects, calibration & pesticide safety & handling, fungicide options, weed control options, soil testing & results, and much more.