February 21-22, 2019
The Cornhusker Hotel
333 S 13th Street
Lincoln, NE

2019 UPM Conference Agenda (Speakers & Topics)

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The 27th Annual Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference will take place at the Cornhusker-Marriott Hotel (333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508) on February 21-22, 2019. This conference is a joint effort put forth by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Nebraska State Pest Control Association with support and guidance from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

Some of the highlights of the program include:

·         Open laboratory of specimens and damage with Dave Nielsen, State Survey Coordinator, NDA.
·         Thursday Luncheon
·         Exhibit Hall and Exhibitor’s Reception with Hors D’oeuvres and drinks
·         Initial Commercial Applicator Pesticide Testing in General Standards and Specific Category
·         Recertification for commercial pesticide applicators in up to three categories

o   08 Structural/Health Pest Control
o   08W Wood Destroying Organisms OR 11 Fumigation Session
o   09 Public Health Pest Control or 11 Fumigation (Videos in each category will be on the evening of February 21)

Some of the speakers and topics include:
·         Janis Reed, PhD, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc. – “Secrets of Cockroach Management”, “Termite Myths and Lies”, and “Post-Patent Termite Research”
·         Robert Davis, PhD, BCE, Technical Services, BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions – “Understanding Innovation: A Scientific Approach to Pest Management” and “Determining the Proper Amount of Materials for Termite Services”
·         Tim Husen, PhD, BCE, Manager of Technical Services, Rollins – “They’re Coming Out of the Woodwork: Managing Brown Recluse Spiders” and “You Mean There is More Than Termites: Controlling Other WDI”
·         Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE, Director of Technical Training, Target Specialty Products – ““Tales from a Myrmecologist: Battling the Ants” and “Technologies in Rodent Management”
·         Janet Kintz-Early, PhD, BCE, Entomologist, JAK Consultant Services – “Managing Perimeter Pests”
·         Jim Fredericks, PhD, BCE, Vice President, National Pest Management Association – ““Hickory Dickory Dock: Understanding What Makes House Mice Tick” and “Flea Management: What’s Old is New Again”
·         Nancy Troyano, PhD, Director of Technical Education, Rentokil North America – “Blood, Sweat & Fears:  Bed Bug, Bed Bug and Public Health Update” and “Today’s Commercial Kitchen Forecast: Unsanitary, With a Chance of Fruit Flies”
·         Kristen van den Meiracker, PhD, BCE, Urban Entomologist, JAK Consultant Services – “Construction Conducive Conditions for Wood Destroying Organisms”
·         Tom Janousek, PhD, Owner and Operator, Pest Consulting Services, Inc. – “Update on West Nile Virus in Nebraska”
·         Donald Lewis, PhD, Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University – “ The Wonder of Wasps: Friend or Foe?” and “Little Brown Beetles: So Many to Choose From”
·         Rob Morrison, PhD, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research – “Stored Product Pest Research Update”
·         Bob Braun, Business Development Manager, Douglas Products – “Phosphine Application, Movement, and Safety Considerations”
·         Dick Bigler, Business Development Manager, Douglas Products –  “ProFume Stewardship Training”
·         Greg Poppe, President, Poppe Enterprises LLC – “ Fumigation Management Plan”
·         Clyde Ogg, Extension Educator, UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program – “Nebraska  General Standards”