Don’t Miss Out on Berger’s Technical Talks at Sun Land Garden Plant

The weeks are already getting more and more busy. Before it gets too hectic, Berger welcomes you at the Sun Land Plant for a day packed with updates on laws and regulations, talks on plant pathology and the use of a polymer to control nursery runoff pollution. We will also take the opportunity to take you on a tour of the plant and take a closer look at what you can expect from our new and improved SM Series products.

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Sun Land Garden Plant

| 90 Pioneer Road, Watsonville CA | 1-831-724-6500

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*Approved for DPR Continuing Education Credits.


Thursday September 29th | 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 9:00 – 10:00

Laws and Regulations Updates*

David Sanford, Deputy Agricultural Commissioner, County of Santa Cruz

• Updates to the EPA Worker Protection Standard for Pesticides and the impact on California regulations (WPS updates).
• Changes to the regulation for mixing/loading pesticides requiring closed mixing systems (closed mixing system requirements).

 10:00 – 10:15
Snacks and beverages will be served.
 10:15 – 11:15

ABCs of Plant Pathology for Ornamental Plants*

Steve Tjosvold, Environmental horticulture farm advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

A presentation of basic plant pathology concepts including the disease triangle and an overview of important plant
pathogens affecting ornamental plants including fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes.

11:15 – 12:00

A New Approach to Control Sediment, Fertilizer and Pesticides from Container Nurseries

Steve Tjosvold, Environmental horticulture farm advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension

Tjosvold shares the results of his recently completed research project using a polymer to control nursery runoff pollution.

 12:00 – 01:00

Lunch Served at the Plant!

Take the opportunity to discuss with your sales representative or ask questions to our experts.

 01:00 – 02:00

New and Improved Sun Land Products, What to Expect?

Pierre-Marc de Champlain, Supervisor – Technical Services, Berger

We take a closer look at the new SM Series products (components & characteristics).
We also discuss the differences between organic and traditional production systems.

 02:00 – 03:00

Plant Tour