PLANET and NPMA to put on Lawn Care Summit Jan. 27-29

November 11, 2013 -  By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) again paired up to cohost the national Lawn Care Summit, which is scheduled to be held Jan. 27 to 29 in Nashville, Tenn.

The keynote speaker Craig Goodwin, senior director at Rollins University, will speak on the topic of how to out-train your competition.

The conference offers education targeted toward technicians, business owners and managers. Technician education includes sessions on diagnosis, care and management of turf from university professors and researchers. Business management education includes sessions on the health care law, human resources, developing new business lines and finance.

Additionally, a number of sessions on sustainability will be featured, including “Managing Landscape Insect & Mite Pests While Conserving Beneficials,” presented by David Shetlar of the Ohio State University; and “Defining Sustainable Turfgrass Systems,” presented by Brian Horgan of the University of Minnesota.

Networking lounges also will be offered as well as an exhibit hall showcasing lawn care and pest management products.

For a complete list of education sessions and to register, visit the NPMA’s website. Register by Jan. 6 for early bird pricing, including special pricing on the conference hotel, the Omni Nashville.

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