February 11-13, 2018  •  Charleston Marriott  •  Charleston, SC

South Carolina Owner/Managers Can
Earn Up To 9.5 Hours in Two Days!

2018 South Carolina Pest Pro Summit

February 11-13, 2018 • Charleston Marriott • Charleston, SC

The Pest Pro Summit will start Sunday evening with a Welcome Reception at the Charleston Marriott, followed by a Kick-Off Party. You don't want to miss this time of networking and fellowship with your South Carolina and surrounding industry professionals.

The Educational Programming for the Owner/Manager group, led by our incredible partners with Clemson, starts Monday morning and continues through Tuesday and is packed with timely and innovative sessions addressing key issues and technical research important to pest management.

New for 2018, by popular demand, we have added the Turf & Lawn Pro Track on Tuesday to meet the needs of our colleagues in the turf and landscape industry. We have recruited top professionals in the field to provide quality education to this fast-growing Mid-Atlantic industry.

  • Pest Pro Highlights 

    • Over 20 Hours of Quality Education
    • 40+ Exhibitors Featuring the Latest in Products, Services & Technology
    • 18 Hours of Networking with Key Customers & Prospects
    • 200+ Owners/Managers Seeking Quality Education
    • "Ask the Expert Center" - Featuring Clemson Entomology and Regulatory Experts
    • SCPCA Charity Auction and the 3rd Annual Pub Crawl
    • Full Owner/Manager Package Includes:  Sunday Welcome Reception & Kick Off Party;  Monday Night Charity Pub Crawl;  Networking Breakfasts, Lunches and 2 full days of Education Sessions on Monday & Tuesday; and Exhibit Hall Reception on Monday
  • Conference Agenda 

    Sunday:

    Noon - 7:00 pm  |  Conference Registration

    5:30 - 7:00 pm  |   Summit Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Dow AgroSciences

    7:00 - 9:00 pm  |  Summit Kick-Off Party, Sponsored by Forshaw, Inc.

    Monday:

    6:30 am - 5:00 pm  |  Conference Registration

    7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM  |   Welcome Breakfast ~ Sponsored by AP&G

    8:30 AM  -  10:15 AM  |   Sponsor Fire Drill (Invitation Only)

    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM  |   SCPCA Business Meeting & Awards ~ Annual business meeting & awards presented by SCPCA President, Ben Walker

    10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM  |   Summit DPR & NPMA Update ~ Ryan Okey - Clemson University DPR & Dr. Jim Fredericks – NPMA

    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM  |   Understanding Modes of Action ~ Tommy Powell from MGK

    12:15 PM  -  1:30 PM  |   Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Lunch

    1:40 PM  -  2:40 PM  |   Termite Control- What Works Best ~ Dr. Brian Forschler - University of Georgia

    2:50 PM  -  3:50 PM  |   OSHA Compliance ~ Dr. Jim Fredericks - NPMA

    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM  |   Clemson Urban Entomology Update ~ Dr. Eric Benson

    5:00 PM  -  6:15 PM  |   Exhibit Hall Happy Hour ~ Sponsored by Carolina PCO Supply

    6:30 - 9:00 pm  |  Charity Pub Crawl ~ Downtown Charleston ~ Sponsored by Syngenta (*Meet in Hotel Lobby at 6:30 pm for Transportation to Stop #1)

    Tuesday:

    6:30 am - 3:00 pm  |  Conference Registration

    7:00 - 8:30 am  |  Networking Breakfast

    8:30 - 9:15 am  |  SCPCA Member Address ~ SCPCA Executive Committee (*Report to Track Rooms: Owner/Manager Track - Emerald Ballroom;  Tech Fast Pass - Opal Room; Turf & Lawn Pro Track - Topaz Room)

     

    OWNER/MANAGER TRACKS

    9:20 - 10:20 am  |  Regulation Through Education - What Does it Mean? ~ Ryan Okey, Clemson University

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM  |  SCPCA Leadership Development Efforts ~ Brantley Russell

    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM  |  Exhibit Hall Lunch ~ Networking Opportunity with Vendors

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM  |  Blood Feeding Arthropods ~ Larry Motes, Gregory Pest Solutions

    2:10 PM  -  3:10 PM  |  Fumigation Best Practice ~ TBD

    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM  |  Future of Termite Control - Is Less More? ~ Dr. Brian Forschler - University of Georgia

    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM  |  Hiring and Retaining Talent ~ Marinn Bengel - Forshaw, Inc.

     

    TECH FAST PASS

    9:20 - 10:20 am  |  Impact of Exotic Ants ~ Bob Hickman, BASF

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Understanding Pesticide Labels ~ Tommy Powell with MGK

    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM  |  Exhibit Hall Lunch ~ Networking Opportunity with Vendors

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM  |  Mosquito Control ~ Tommy Powell with MGK

    2:10 PM  -  3:10 PM  |  When Pollinators Become A Pest ~ Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson

    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM  |  Are Pests of Drains Germane ~ Steve Sullivan, Central Life Sciences

    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM  |  Spray Foam Insulation ~ Billy Tesh, Pest Management, Inc.

     

    TURF & LAWN PRO TRACKS

    9:20 - 10:20 am  |  The Effects of Urban Landscapes on Tree Pests & Cultural Strategies to Manage ~ Dr. Adam Dale, University of Florida

    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM  |  Common Turf Pests ~ Dr. J.C. Chong, Clemson University

    11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM  |  Exhibit Hall Lunch ~ Networking Opportunity with Vendors

    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM  |  Manipulating Warm Season Turfgrasses to Reduce Insect Pests of Lawns ~ Dr. Adam Dale, University of Florida

    2:10 PM  -  3:10 PM  |  How to Distinguish Plant Disease From Insect Damage ~ Corey Tanner, Clemson University

    3:20 PM  -  4:20 PM  |  Weed ID & Control (*Workbook for Purchase) ~ Dr. Ted Whitwell, Clemson University

    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM  |  Public Health ~ Dr. Tim Drake, Clemson University DPR

  • Conference Exhibitors 

    Allergy Technologies, LLC

    AP&G Catchmaster

    BASF

    Bayer Environmental Science

    BWI Companies

    Carolina PCO Supply

    Clean Brands, LLC

    Diversified Sales & Marketing

    Dow AgroSciences

    Ensystex

    Florida Sprayers

    FMC Global Specialty Solution

    Forshaw, Inc.

    GBS Enterprises

    Gerald Jones Ford

    Go GPS

    Gregory Pest Control

    LIPCA, Inc.

    Liphatech

    Nisus Corporation

    Oldham Chemical Co

    Paragon PCP

    PBC / Weisburger Insurance Brokerage

    PelGar USA

    Real Fleet Solutions

    Santa Fe Products/Thermastor

    Service Pro

    Syngenta Professional Products

    Target Speciality Products

    Turf Signs

    Univar Environmental Sciences

    Your Crawl Space, Inc.

    Zoecon (CLS)

Back by popular demand is the Tech Fast Pass! Technicians will have the opportunity to join us on Tuesday for a full day of education, networking and lunch, and walk away with 6 hours of credits.

South Carolina Owner/Managers Can Earn Up To 9.5 Hours in Two Days!

South Carolina License Holders Can Earn Up To 6 Hours in One Day
Through the TECH FAST PASS or TURF & LAWN PRO TRACK.

Owner/Manager Track Sessions

DPR Update and NPMA Update

Understanding Modes of Action

Termite Control - What Works Best

OSHA Compliance

Clemson Urban Entomology Update

Regulation Through Education - What Does it Mean?

SCPCA Leadership Development Efforts

Blood Feeding Arthropods

Fumigation

Future of Termite Control - Is Less More?

Hiring and Retaining Talent

 

Tech Fast Past Track Sessions

Impact of Exotic Ants in SC

Understanding Pesticide Labels

Mosquito Control

When Pollinators Become A Pest

Are Pests of Drains Germane

Spray Foam Insulation

 

Turf & Lawn Pro Track Sessions

Managing Scale Insects on Urban Trees/Ornamental Plants

Common Turf Pests

How to Distinguish Plant Disease From Insect Damage

New Turf Research; Developing Cultural Strategies To Control Insects

Weed Identification and Control in Turfgrasses

Public Health

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Over 20 Hours of Quality Education
40+ Exhibitors Featuring the Latest in Products, Services & Technology
18 Hours of Networking
with Key Customers
and Prospects
200+ Owners/Managers Seeking Quality Education

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Presenting

Champion

Advocate

Patron

2018 Pest Pro Summit Host Hotel and Booking Information

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Education

HOST HOTEL

Charleston Marriott
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston, SC  29403

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