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Heritage Professional Products Group Academy events are your go-to resource for pest control, ornamental, golf and turf management insights. Plus, you get to earn CEU credits towards your professional license whenever its convenient for you.

Monthly Academy Events

Date: January 20th, 2023 8:00am – 9:00am CST

Event speaker: Mr. Robert Garcia

Course Overview: This presentation will cover EPA and its origins. Topics will include how to read a label and what kind of information is found on the product. This will include the usage and how this information effects spray applications. This presentation will also cover Restricted Use Products based on states and Federal and State registration depending on certain products.  

CEU Credits: TX, OK, WY, NE, CO

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3WRZ7uI


Date: February 17th, 2023 8:00am – 9:00am CST

Event speaker: Dr. Lehn Weaver

Topics will include the soil biophysical properties leading to hydrophobic soil conditions, the detrimental effects caused by hydrophobic soils, and solutions to overcome the challenges turfgrass managers, horticulturists, and farmers face when they encounter hydrophobic soils. Application techniques for getting the most out of your soil wetting agent program will be highlighted as well field-based research. Additional details will highlight next-generation technologies that offer the potential to provide additional benefits for soil water management beyond what are offered by soil surfactants alone.

CEU Credits:TX, NM, OK, OR, WA, CO

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3WpTh2C


Date: March 24th, 2023 8:00am- 9:00am CST

Event Speaker: Jeff Wilkinson

This presentation will include how to identify certain ant species along with the specific physiology and biology of common ants we find in the US. We will discuss different methods on how to combat ants both inside the home as well as outdoors. We will showcase how to bait, spray, or use granular methods to rid ants. The presentation will conclude with certain active ingredients that are common when eradicating ants and how to read the label properly when deciding rates.

CEU Credits: NM, WY, OK, FL, CO, NC, OH,TX

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/3tx92jsa


Date: April 14th, 2023 8:00-9:00am CST 

Event Speaker: Brian Mount

This presentation will cover perimeter pests including the inspection of the perimeter, management, and common perimeter pests. Conducive conditions, food/ water sources, pest entry points and pitfalls are the topics I will be covering under the inspection of the perimeter. Common perimeter pests that will be included in the presentation are spiders, ticks, cockroaches, millipedes, and other occasional invaders.

CEU Credits: OK, NM, WY, CO Pending: TX

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/yckwe9sb


Date: May 19th, 2023 10:00-11:00am CST

Event Speaker: Shawn Fopma

 Both cultural and chemical strategies are essential components of a weed management program. From mowing and fertilization to chemical selection and proper application timing, we’ll discover ways to control some of our most problematic annual and perennial weeds. Topics covered include: cultural practices, plant identification, herbicide selection, application timing, and adjuvant preferences.

CEU Credits Pending: TX, OK, NM, WA, WY

Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/amx7unj6


Date: June 29th, 2023 8:00-9:00am CST

Event Speaker: Eric Maurer

What really is a biopesticide, an OMRI listed product, a 25(b) product and what does that mean? Plus exaples of softer chemistry options in the lawn care market.

CEU Credits: NM, FL, TX, OK

Register Here: bit.ly/3MQwxal


Date: July 28th, 2023 8:00-9:00am CST

Event Speaker: Bruce Jump

This presentation will be covering the patented Turf Tech Tool. This will explain how this data provides valuable insights into pest management strategies. The discussion will also go over Heritage PPG's proprietary product Gravity SL PGS which is a regulator for turf seed and provide recommendations on application guidelines for users.

CEU Credits: TX, OK, FL, NM

Register Here: https://bit.ly/46i8UPP


Date: August 25th, 2023 8:00- 9:00am CST

Event Speaker: Doc Mitchell

Applied in practice, traditional fluorescent and LED insect light traps (ILTs) exploit the
House fly’s neurological mechanism of positive phototactic behavior or
phototransduction. Well-demonstrated in research, specifically using electroretinograms,
House flies are most attracted to a wavelength of 365 to 370 nm (color of light called
ultraviolet-A or UVA).
By attending this discovery webinar, you will learn about a novel engineering
development called the Quantum® X LED filament lamp. Additionally, an overview of a
pioneering LED filament ILT system called Mantis® Qualis. Looking for LEDs? Better see these!

CEU Credits: TX, OK

Register Here: https://bit.ly/44MWn5d


Date: September 29th, 2023 8:00- 9:00am CST

Event Speaker: Jeff Watts

There is no magic wand for bird control and every bird job is different. The beginning of this presentation will cover bird behavior and product selection. Flock estimation is an important factor for determining if a reduction method is needed, this covers trapping, shooting, and avitrol. There are a lot of issues that bird droppings cause like health issues, building damage, and injury.

CEU Credits: OK Pending: TX

Register Here: bit.ly/45Hdm9H


2023 Large Virtual Academy

November 16th, 2023 8:00am- 4:30pm CST

Pest Track

Ronnie Holder- Termites

Rob Garcia- Understanding and Implementing Soil Water Management Products

Allison Cuellar- Law and Regs

Dr. Dini Miller- Why "IPM" has Failed to Eliminate German Cockroach Infestations

Claudia Riegel- Urban Mosquito Management

Howard Franklin- Rodents

Dr. Timothy Husen- They're Really Not that Bad – Managing Spiders Around Structures

Lawn and Pest Track

Ronnie Holder- Termites

Dr. Lee Miller- Common Diseases on Cool and Warm Season Turgrass

Rob Garcia- Understanding and Implementing Soil Water Management Products  

Allison Cuellar- Laws and Regs

Claudia Riegel- Urban Mosquito Management

Dr. Lane Tredway- Managing Weeds in Warm Season Turfgrass

Dr. Timothy Husen- They're Really Not that Bad – Managing Spiders Around Structures

CEU Credits: TX, OK Pending: AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IN, LA, NC, NM, OH, SC, TN, WA, WY

Register Here: https://cvent.me/e4ygVG

The last all day Academy was on November 10th, 2022. Speakers included:

Dr. Robert Puckett- Termites

Wizzie Brown- General IPM

Richard Cooper- Bedbugs

Dr. Stewart Mitchell- FlyQ: Stopping a restaurant from becoming a "pestaurant"

Chris Morales- Rodent Physiology

Rob Garcia- Adjuvants/ Drifts

Dr. Bert Mcarty- Weeds

Lynn Griffith- Nematodes and other L&O Pests

Dr. Kyle Briscoe- PGR's

Dr. Jamel Sandidge- Ants


If you need your certificate from 2021 or 2022, please contact ppgacademies@heritageppg.com