Casino Del Sol Resort
5655 W Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85757

Program Schedule



7:15– 8:00 am

 Registration and Coffee    


Plants and Landscapes

Plant Health

Hands-On Workshops*

8:00–9:00 am 

Award Winning Designs - What does it take to win?

Paul Connolly, Sundrea Design Studio

Pests of Cacti and Succulents 

Peter Warrren, Pima    County Coopertive Extension

Troubleshooting Irrigation - Diagnosing and Basic and Advanced Problem Solving

Chris Padgett an Jim Boyden, Rain Bird Corp.

9:10–10:10 am

What's in a Name? Patents, Trademarks, and Protection

Nick Shipley, Civano Nursery

Seiridium Canker and AshYellows

Jeff Schalau, Yavapai County Coopeatve Extension

 10:10 - 10:25 am

Break (visit sponsor booths, student posters, networking, book signing)

Book Signing - Judy Mielke, Janet Waibel

10:25-11:25 am

Energy/Water in Landscape Design

Douglas Kent, Douglas Kent + Associates Ecological Land Management

Green Infrastructure: Design Details Matter

Andrew Earles, Wright Water Engineering

Pesticide Safety - What the Label has to Teach you

Paul Baker, UA Entomology

11:25-12:15 pm

Lunch (visit sponsor booths, networking, book signing)

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Panel Discussion - Tree Canopy, Urban Heat Island and Social Justice

Irene Ogata, City of Tucson, Mead Mier and Josh Pope, Pima Association of Governments

Paclobutrazol - More than just a Plant Growth Regulator

Mark Mann, Plant Growth Management Systems

Stingers - Bees and Wasps

Peter Warren, PimaCounty Coopative Extension

1:25 - 2:25 pm

YARDS Program - Achieving Success one Day at a Time

Joan Lionetti, Tucson Clean and Beautiful/ Trees for Tucson

Plant Communication

Tanya Quist, UA Plant Sciences

Seasonal Weeds - ID and Herbicide Control

David Kopec and Jeffrey Gilbert, UA Plant Sciences

2:35 - 3:35 pm

Tasting your Community

Jesus Garcia, Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Creating Natural Features with Passive Water Harvesting

Wendy King, River Road Designs


CEUs for OPM, ISA, ACLP and SLM will be available

* Limited to first 30 participants who sign up for each workshop at registration in the morning