Pest Workshop

Join Us for the IGIA Pest Management Workshop

The IGIA Growers Committee has partnered with industry stakeholders to provide pesticide education your team needs before the next growing season.  We’ve compiled an agenda of compelling topics to help both new and seasoned employees brush-up on application techniques, learn about new and alternative options, and get current on the pests that could affect our crops in the coming year.

Join us from 9am - 3pm at the College of DuPage. Lunch will be served and is included in the cost of registration. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  Special thanks to event sponsor, Nufarm.


8:30 Check-in


Keeping Your Integrated Pest Management Program Current

- Managing a successful IPM

- New techniques for the battling the latest bugs

- Calculating the economic threshold in nursery production

Dr. Fredric Miller
  • Professor of Horticulture at Joliet Junior College
  • Senior Scientist Entomology at The Morton Arboretum
  • Acting Forest Health Specialist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
10:15 BREAK


Waging a Friendly War on Pests

- Alternatives to glyphosate and neonics

- Effectiveness in nurseries and open-air container yards

- How to apply and monitor alternatives

Jim Crockett
      Great Lakes & Midwest Ornamental Manager
      Nufarm America
11:35 Tour of College of DuPage Horticulture & Sustainability Areas

12:15 LUNCH


What Your Nursery Needs to
Know About Dicamba

- New rules in the field

- Identifying damage to your crop

- What happens when you have a loss

- How or what to do to protect your nurseries

Dr. Aaron Hager
   Associate Professor in the Department 
   of Crop Sciences at University of Illinois
2:15 BREAK


 What to Expect This Year

- Updates on boxwood blight, stink bug, spotted lantern fly, etc.

- Working with your nursery inspector in today’s environment

Scott Schirmer
  • Nursery and Northern Field Operations Section Manager, Illinois Department of Agriculture
  • Illinois State Plant Regulatory Official on the National and Central Plant Boards



College of DuPage
Technical Education Center, Room 1038
Glen Ellyn, IL
Click the image below for a pdf map of the campus


Special thanks to Event Sponsor

Nufarm logo 


Member: $65 per person
Non-Member: $80 per person
3 or More from Member Company: $60 per person


REGISTERING 3 OR MORE: Contact IGIA for the promo code to get discount pricing online.  You may also use the paper registration form.

PAYMENT BY CHECK: If you prefer to pay by check, you must complete the paper registration form and mail it to our office with your check.