2018 Spring Seminar & Trade Show

The 2018 Spring Seminar & Trade show will be held March 1 - 2, 2018 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. You will be able to get all the CEU's you need for the year in one place! As an added bonus, there will be a vendor trade show so you can research products that are available to the industry!

Registration is available on site.


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ACE Prep Class

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ACE Testing 

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Vendor Set - Up 
Available in Franciscan Room


In Franciscan Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration Open & Exhibits

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Opening Session - Welcome, Instruction, Introductions

Speaker: Marty Deford

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
ID is the Key. Why Pest ID is the foundation of Pest Management

Speaker: Daniel Dye
Credit Category: GPC (1)

9:15 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.
Scholarship Fund Presentation
Speakers: Jim Dye and Scholarship Committee
Credit Category: 101 Public Health

9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
Pollinator Panel - Pollinator biology and benefit and our role in pollinator protection

Speakers: Larry Plecha, Ed Costanza, Matt Vaive
Credit Category: GPC (1), T&O (1)

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break & Exhibits

10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Drain and Crud Care - Using a cocktail of materials to turn nasty areas to your benefit

Speaker: Ski Szymanski
Credit Category: GPC (1)

11:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
High Level Ant Biology - Why do the ants in our area act the way that they do?

Speaker: Dr. Bob Davis and Mattheew Spears
Credit Category: GPC (1)

12:45 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
BBQ Lunch & Exhibits

2:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.

The biology and behavior of wood infesting beetles
Speaker: Daniel Dye
Credit Category: WDO (1.5)

3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Should you use Borates for CURATIVE wood beetle management. If so, How? 

Speaker: Dr. Reid Ipser
Credit Category: WDO (1)

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Diagraming, Calculating and Effective and Business Wise Recordkeeping for sub-termites

Speaker: Nathan Abrahamson
Credit Category: WDO (1)

6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Raffle In Exhibit Hall

6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
NMPMA Annual Meeting

In Potters Room

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Avoiding Fungal Transfer on Lawn Care Equipment

Speaker: Chuck Milks
Credit Category: T&O (.5)

10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Herp Nerds - Understanding and managing snakes and other Herps in our area

Speakers: Daniel Dye and Joshua Emms
Credit Cateogry: GPC (1)

11:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Ornamental Pests and appropriate IPM and control measures

Speaker: Tim Weber
Credit Category: T&O (1)

2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Tuning up your Xeriscape Weed Program

Speaker: Rob Ives
Credit Category: T&O (1)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fertilizer and Pesticide Fundamentals

Speaker: John King
Credit Category: T&O (1)

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Foliar vs Root Feeding

Speaker: John King
Credit Category: T&O (.5)


In Franciscan Room

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Reigstration / Exhibits

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Vendor Product Update
Speakers: Larry Wills & All Vendors/Sponsors

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Business Buidling Challenges

Speakers: Josh Alpert and Pete Schoppen 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Leadership and Marketing, How to influence in the Generation Gap

Speaker: Claire Shuford

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
So, what ya charge?? Using a sound business approach to determine pricing instead of guessing or asking around

Speakers: Josh Alpert, Pete Schoppen, and Ski Szymanski

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Break Down Conference 


Hotel Information

To reserve your room at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, call 505-843-6300 and mention the NMPMA Seminar for discounted room rates.

Meetings and Schedule

NMPMA Upcoming Education Opportunities

July 18-21, 2018
Academy 2018

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

October 23-26, 2018
Pestworld 2018

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