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Pesticide Recertification

Join us on Friday, February 16 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for a Pesticide Applicator Recertification Day as part of our 2024 Winter Symposium & CVNLA Short Course. Recertification will be provided in commercial categories 3A, 3B, 8, 10 and 60. Please note that this program is not approved for Category 8.

Fee: $80

Pesticide Recertification Day ticket includes lunch and all-day hot beverage service. In-person attendance is required for Pesticide Recertification.

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Friday, February 16, 2024
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Event Details

The 2024 Winter Symposium & CVNLA Short Course is a three-day event presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Tickets can be purchased for one, two or all three days; attendees will receive a discount for attending both Days 1 and 2. Tickets for Day 3: Pesticide Recertification must be purchased separately. 

Friday’s Pesticide Recertification Day requires in-person attendance at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Net proceeds from Thursday and Friday help build CVNLA’s scholarship fund for students pursuing horticultural careers. 

2024 Pesticide Recertification Day Schedule

Day 3: Friday, February 16, 2024
  • 8:00 am: Registration opens 
  • 8:45 am: Welcome Address 
  • 9:00 am: Legal Aspects of Pesticide Use, Hannah Bonyak 
  • 10:00 am: New Products for Turf & Ornamentals / Safe and Effective Applications, Scott J. Thomas 
  • 11:00 am: Invasive Insects “In the News,” Laura Maxey-Nay 
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch and networking 
  • 1:00 pm: Ornamental & Turf Weed Management Update, Dr. Jeffrey Derr 
  • 2:00 pm: Pesticide Safety Stations, Sierra Seekford, Erin Small, Kayleigh Mize
  • 3:00 pm: Pesticide Labels, Ed Olsen 
  • 3:45 pm: Closing remarks and paperwork 
  • 4:00 pm: Adjourn 

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Gold Sponsors, Winter Symposium 2024


Silver Sponsors 2024 Winter Symposium


  • Heritage Horticultural Group 
  • Truetimber Tree Service, Inc. 
  • Virginia 811